KRG, PYD condemn Istanbul airport terrorist attacks

On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) condemned the explosions that hit Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night killing dozens of people.
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) condemned the explosions that hit Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul on Tuesday night killing dozens of people.

In a statement on the KRG website, spokesperson Safeen Dizayee said the KRG condemns, in strongest terms, Tuesday night’s terrorist attack in Istanbul.

Dizayee expressed his condolences to the government and people of Turkey and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

“KRG and the people of the Kurdistan Region are at the forefront in the fight against terror and have suffered greatly from terrorism,” he said.

“The Istanbul attack is another reminder that terrorism is a global threat, and we need to remain steadfast in our efforts to confront the threat in the region and around the world,” he concluded. 

Additionally, Saleh Muslim, leader of the PYD, the leading Kurdish party of the ruling Council of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), also condemned the terrorist attacks.

In an official statement, Muslim said, “We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of dozens of civilians and we condemn any attack that targets civilians.”

Speaking to Kurdistan24, Sihanouk Dibo, the presidential adviser to PYD, said that Kurds in Rojava have been fighting terrorism for years, and they denounce any attack against civilians.

“The Rojava government and all constituent parties condemn the violence in Istanbul,” Dibo said. “We are fighting terrorism not only to defend Kurds but to support humanity all over the world.”

“Terrorism is not only the enemy of the Kurds but is also against all humane values, such as democracy and liberty,” he concluded.

 

Editing by Karzan Sulaivany