BRUSSELS, 1st January, 2017 (WAM) — The European Union has strongly condemned the New Year’s attack in Istanbul, Turkey.

”Another deadly attack hit Istanbul overnight, killing at least 39 men and women and injuring dozens more, while they were celebrating the beginning of the New Year. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those who have been injured,” said High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn in a statement on Sunday.

”The European Union reiterates its solidarity with Turkey and all its people. We strongly condemn all acts of terrorism and confirm our continued commitment to working with the authorities of Turkey in preventing and combatting this threats effectively,” the statement added..

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