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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his condolences to France after scores of people were killed in a wave of gun attacks and explosions across central Paris.
Speaking to reporters in Antalya ahead of Turkey's G20 summit this weekend, Erdogan said:
"Turkey knows very well the meaning of terror and its results.
"We are sharing the pain of both President Hollande and the French people, and I extend my condolences to our French friends."
Erdogan said he had already expressed the need for an agreement to tackle terrorism as the international community, and called for a consensus on the fight against terror.
"The people of my country know all too well about terrorism and we think and feel the same for the attacks in Paris.
"We will continue our resolute stance against terrorism," the Turkish president added.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also expressed his solidarity with France after over 140 people were killed in attacks at seven different locations across Paris late Friday.
"We are in solidarity with France against terror and I offer condolences to the relatives of the victims and the French people," said Davutoglu on his official Twitter account.
The prime minister said the killings targeted the whole of humanity and added: "As Turkey, we vehemently condemn this attack."
In addition, the prime ministry also issued a statement and slamming the "inhuman and despicable terror attacks" in the French capital.
"These attacks are not only aimed at the French people, but also democracy, freedom and universal values; terror has no religion, nation nor any value it represents," said the statement.
"Terrorism is a crime against humanity," the prime ministry statement addedGüncelleme Tarihi: 14 Kasım 2015, 09:44