Turkey condemns attack in France

Turkish Foreign Ministry releases condemnation statement over attack on a gas factory in France

Turkey condemns attack in France

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey has condemned Friday's attack on a U.S.-owned industrial gas factory in France.

"We condemn the attack that left one dead and wounded two others in France," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement Saturday.

"We wish God’s mercy on those who lost their lives, convey our sympathies to their families and wish for a speedy recovery to the wounded," it added.

The ministry also said that it would reiterate its solidarity with its friend and ally France in the fight against terrorism.

​According to the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, the suspected attacker was identified as Yassin Salhi, who was known to the French intelligence services for his alleged links with extremist movements.

Salhi, a 35-year-old man from Saint-Priest, the fourth biggest suburb of Lyon, was a father of three and had worked as a delivery man.

French President Francois Hollande said the attack was "of a terrorist nature".

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Haziran 2015, 10:29