Greek foreign minister expresses shock, sadness at deadly Ankara bombing


Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday expressed “shock and sadness” over a car-bomb attack in the Turkish capital in which at least 27 people were killed.

We are “shocked and saddened by the loss of so many human lives in Ankara,” Kotzias said on the ministry's Twitter account.

“Every act of terror is an attack on all of us. We mourn, again, w/ our neighbors. But this has got to stop. United, we can beat fear,” he added.

The car bomb went off at 6.43 p.m. (1643 GMT) at a crowded transport hub. It was the second such attack in the administrative heart of the city in less than a month.

“A total of 27 of our citizens were killed when a car exploded at Kizilay’s Guven Park, and close to 75 of our wounded citizens were taken to various hospitals for treatment,” the Ankara governor’s office said in a statement, according to Reuters.

[Combined reports]