Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The DPR Foreign Minister’s condolences in connection with act of terror in Istanbul

13 January 2016
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Yesterday, a horrible act of terror occurred in the central part of Istanbul and as a result more than ten people were killed. In this connection the DPR Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers its deepest condolences to relatives and close ones of this tragedy’s victims.

We feel sorrow for numerous civilians and tourists who became hostages of limited political interests of terror groups and their patrons. We strongly believe that rash statements of Turkish authorities on people in charge and as for direct perpetrator (allegedly a Syrian citizen) are rather doubtful and can complicate investigation of this tragedy. On the contrary, such statements can fuel this conflict and aggravate the disastrous situation in the Middle East.