Greek Foreign Ministry condemns attack in Istanbul


The Greek Foreign Ministry on Tuesday issued a statement “unequivocally condemning” a bomb attack in Istanbul earlier in the day that killed at least 10 people.

“We unequivocally condemn the abhorrent terrorist suicide attack that took place this morning in Istanbul,” the Foreign Ministry said in its statement.

“We express our solidarity with the Turkish people, our deep condolences to the families of the victims, and our wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured,” it added.

The explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least 10 people and wounded 15 on Tuesday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that the suicide bombing had “Syrian roots.” Authorities are not ruling out the possible involvement of ISIS.

The victims are believed to be both Turkish nationals and tourists, several of them German, prompting Berlin to issue a travel warning.