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Egypt 'stands by Turkish people' following Ankara blast

The bombing in the Turkish capital resulted in the death of 37 people and injured 70 others

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Mar 2016
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A burnt-out bus is seen in the background as people carry an injured person on a stretcher at the scene of a blast in Ankara on March 13, 2016 (AFP)
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Egypt condemned the car bombing that struck Ankara on Sunday, with a foreign affairs statement saying that the country “stands with the Turkish people at this critical moment."

The bombing near central Guven Park in the Turkish capital killed 37 people and injured 70 others.

The statement stressed the need for the “international community to stand side by side to confront the phenomenon [of terrorism] and uproot it.”

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombing. 

Egypt and Turkey have had a tense relationship since the ouster of Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, who was heavily supported by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

 

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