Egypt strongly condemns Istanbul’s terrorist attack, stresses full solidarity with Turkey

Ahram Online , Tuesday 6 Feb 2024

Egypt has strongly condemned the shooting incident that occurred in front of a court in Istanbul injuring several people, according to a statement issued by the foreign ministry on Tuesday.

Security officers check the site where two attackers were killed outside a courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024. Two people were shot dead while trying to attack a courthouse in Istanbul on Tuesday, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said. AP


Egypt has reiterated its strong condemnation of any terrorist actions that threaten the security and stability of Turkey, expressing full solidarity with the country in such delicate circumstances and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish police shot dead a man and a woman belonging to a leftist terrorist organization who attacked a security checkpoint outside Istanbul's main courthouse, injuring six people, officials said according to AFP.

"While the terrorists who attempted to attack were neutralized, six people — three police officers and three citizens — were injured," Minister of Interior Ali Yerlikaya said in a social media statement.

The assailants were members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) — a fringe leftist group that has staged periodic attacks in Turkey since the 1980s, Yerlikaya added.

The group has issued no initial claim of responsibility.

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