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Athens condemns Istanbul airport attack

TAGS: Terrorism

The Greek Foreign Ministry has condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack on Istanbul’s main international airport that left at least 36 people dead and 147 injured.

“Disgusted and appalled by the new terrorist attack in Istanbul. We stand by our neighbors, our friends, against terror,” said a message on the ministry’s Twitter account.

Authorities said three attackers began shooting outside and inside the terminal late on Tuesday and blew themselves up after police fired at them. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said early signs suggested the so-called Islamic State was behind the attack.
 

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