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European Movement Int statements on Istanbul Airport Attack

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Petros Fassoulas Secretary General
29th June 2016 – 13:32 GMT

Following the deadly attacks at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport, the European Movement International shares its condolences with the family and friends of the 41 victims and 239 wounded.

The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport is only the latest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey. In the face of yet another tragic and senseless attack striking our continent, we are one. We share in one another’s grief.

We also send our thoughts to our colleagues at the European Movement Turkey, who work with many civil society partners throughout Turkey. Their work is essential at this time of rising xenophobia and extremist actions. In common with our colleagues, the European Movement International holds true to the values of freedom, tolerance and respect for human rights that are the hallmarks of an open and progressive society.

Jo Leinen  President  Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Dear Günver,

I followed with deep disgust the bomb attack on the international airport in Istanbul. The city is now once more the target of terrorists. In fact, the whole of European Movement International is in solidarity with the European Movement Turkey. The fight against terrorism unites us against all national borders.

Please communicate this message to all our friends in your lovely country.

Kind regards,

Jo Leinen