Turkey condemns terror attack in Egypt

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-25 20:29:59|Editor: liuxin
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ANKARA, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Saturday condemned a mosque terrorist attack in Egypt's North Sinai that left 305 people dead.

Speaking at an event in Istanbul, Yildirim said "I strongly condemn the heinous attack in Egypt and offer condolence to the Egyptian people."

"Attacking people during Friday prayer is against humanity and Islam," he was quoted by state-run Anadolu Agency as saying.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag also condemned the deadly terrorist attack, expressing support for Egyptian.

"Turkey, like always, stands with the people and the government of Egypt. Turkey is ready for all kinds of cooperation in the fight against terror without any 'ifs' and 'buts'," Bozdag said on Saturday.

Turkish Foreign Ministry on Friday strongly condemned the terror attack in a written statement, and conveyed its condolences to the families and people of Egypt.

At least 305 people were killed and more than 100 others were injured when attackers bombed a mosque in North Sinai and then opened fire on fleeing worshipers on Friday.