OSCE Chairperson and Secretary General condemn terrorist attack in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 21
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier today condemned the terrorist attack in the Turkish border town of Suruc, offering condolences to the families of those killed and wishing a rapid recovery to the many injured, OSCE press-service reported.
"Today's attack is an attack on us all," said Dačić. "This brutal incident, following those in Egypt, Tunisia and France, is yet another attempt to instil widespread fear in our societies. Instead of reacting as the terrorists want, we must commit ourselves to standing together in countering terrorism and violent extremism."
Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said, "This attack is yet another sad piece of evidence that violent extremism recognizes no ethnic, religious or state borders. The highest priority for all should be to intensify joint efforts to stand up to forces that are attempting to use violence and fear to exploit what still divides us. OSCE is sparing no efforts to rise to the challenge."
Chairperson Dačić and Secretary General Zannier offered their support to the people and government of Turkey.
Turkey is one of the OSCE's 57 participating States.