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Press Release Regarding The Terrorist Attacks In Iraq , 31.12.2016

No: 334, 31 December 2016

We have been deeply saddened to learn that according to initial reports, 21 of our Iraqi brothers have lost their lives in the bomb attacks perpetrated today (31 December) in Iraq’s capital Baghdad.

We strongly condemn this heinous terrorist attack which was carried out at a time when Iraq has been making significant strides in the fight against DEASH.

We convey our condolences and wish God’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded, patience and strength to the people of Iraq.

Turkey will continue to stand by the Government and the people of Iraq with all its capabilities in our common goal of fighting terrorism.