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Solidarity visit by the European Union Ambassadors

Published Tuesday October 13 2015

The Ambassadors and Representatives of the European Union and its Member States have decided to gather 12.10.2015 at 19:00 to express their solidarity with the bereaved Turkish people on the site of the tragedy that shocked the country this last Saturday.

We are all appalled by this abominable act of barbarism which has cost so many innocent lives. People from many Turkish cities and provinces planning to participate in a peaceful march around Ankara railway station were targeted by a bomb attack. And they were not the only ones: the perpetrators also targeted one of the fundamental rights and freedoms cherished by true democrats in Turkey and elsewhere in the world: the right to peacefully assemble and express their opinion.

We, gathering today at the site stand united in our compassion for the families and friends of the victims, in our rejection of terrorism, and in our support for the call for peace in Turkey.