World Bulletin / News Desk
Countries around the world Monday condemned the terrorist attack in southeastern Turkey that resulted in the deaths of 16 soldiers.
In a statement, the French Foreign Ministry denounced the "terrorist attack claimed by the PKK against military vehicles in the southeast of Turkey" and offered condolences to the families of the victims as well as France’s "solidarity with the Turkish authorities".
Furkan Cako, a Macedonian government minister, said the country "strongly condemned the vicious attack".
The minister, who is of Turkish origin, offered condolences to the soldiers’ families and the Turkish nation.
Albanian lawmaker Shpetim Idrizi said in a statement: "On the nature of this event, I want to state one more time that the nation of Albania is with Turkish nation."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Glevin Dervishi also strongly condemned the attack.
The deputy president of Montenegro’s national assembly, Sulyo Mustofic, described the attack in Daglica, Hakkari province, as an act of terrorism designed to weaken Turkey.
Serbian Mufti Muhammed Yusufspahic decried the attack on a peaceful, developing country. "Now there are people who want to hinder this development," he said.
The head of the Green Crescent Society in Bosnia, Reco Causevic, offered his condolences and support.
In Ankara, the Pakistan embassy released a statement in which is said it "condemns every form and manifestation of terrorism".
The statement added: "We are with the families who lost their relatives in our prayers and sentiments.
Sunday evening’s attack saw 16 soldiers martyred when their armored vehicles were targeted by roadside bombs planted by the terrorist PKK organization, according to the Turkish military.Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Eylül 2015, 10:11