Turkey condemns Djibouti suicide bombings

Monday, May 26, 2014

Turkey has condemned the twin suicide bombings that hit a French restaurant late Saturday in the Republic of Djibouti.

Turkey has condemned the twin suicide bombings that hit a French restaurant late Saturday in the Republic of Djibouti.

ANKARA – Turkey has condemned the twin suicide bombings that hit a French restaurant late Saturday in the Republic of Djibouti.

The attack that took place just outside a restaurant called, La Chaumiere, in downtown Djibouti, where U.S. from nearby military spend time, killing a man and a woman , believed to be the two attackers, as well as a Turkish citizen, Rustu Gurbuz, while 18 others were wounded.

"We hope those behind this attack are caught and punished as soon as possible," said a statement issued by Turkey's Foreign Ministry Monday.

The ministry also reiterated Turkey's support to the safety and stability of Djibouti people.

On Sunday Djiboutian President Ismael Omar Guelleh vowed retribution against those behind the suicide bombings.

“We will hunt them down,” Guelleh said. “They will not get away with it.”

Turkey's ambassador to Djibouti, Hasan Yavuz, offered his condolences to Gurbuz's family and said Turkey will stand by the African country with its diplomacy, non-governmental organizations and relief agencies.

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