Turkey condemns bomb attack in Iraq's Kirkuk
Turkey on Saturday strongly condemned a bomb attack near the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement, Xinhua reported.
The statement said Turkey expressed profound sorrow over the killing of a number of people in the bomb attack.
"Turkey attaches great importance to the efforts to ensure peace and stability in Iraq and to provide a peaceful atmosphere among different ethnic and religious groups in Kirkuk. We strongly condemn this heinous attack," it said.
"We want to reiterate once again that Turkey is opposed to all kinds of terrorism and the Turkish people sympathize with Iraqi people who lost their beloved ones in the attack," it said.
"We are ready to take in those who were injured in the attack for medical treatment. We are taking all kinds of measures including dispatch of an ambulance helicopter to Iraq," it added.
Earlier on Saturday, more than 35 people were killed and 160 others injured when a truck laden with explosives deton