DOHA, 18th February, 2016 (WAM) — H.H. the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar, on Thursday held a telephone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during which the Emir expressed heartfelt condolences on the victims of the terrorist explosion, which ripped on Wednesday the Turkish capital, Ankara.

He prayed to the Allah Almighty to bestow His mercy on the victims and grant the injured a speedy recovery.

Qatar News Agency, QNA, reported that Sheikh Tamim strongly condemned the terrorist act inflicted by perpetrators to destabilise security and terrorise people. He deemed it a crime against humanity.

Emir of Qatar reiterated that the State of Qatar’s support to the Republic of Turkey and its brotherly people in the face of all acts of aggression, and added that Qatar backs all the measures taken to maintain Turkey’s security and stability.