​The heart aches for the victims who lost their lives in the horrific terrorist bombing in the heart of Istanbul. More and more innocent people are losing their lives in the shadow of the insatiable terrorism and extremism which plagues the world.

President Rivlin's statement following the terror attack in Istanbul

 

Copyright: GPO/Mark Neiman

​(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

Following the terror attack today (Saturday, 19 March 2016) in Istanbul, Turkey, President Rivlin issued the following statement:

"The heart aches for the victims who lost their lives in the horrific terrorist bombing in the heart of Istanbul. We send our condolences to the families in mourning, pray for the well-being of the injured and hope for their swift return to Israel.

"More and more innocent people are losing their lives in the shadow of the insatiable terrorism and extremism which plagues the world.

"May the hands of the search and rescue teams be strengthened, along with the representatives of the Foreign Ministry in Israel and in Turkey, in their efforts to bring relief and information to the worried families."