The United States reaffirmed anti-terrorist alliance with Turkey after deadly attack in Istanbul

The United States reaffirmed anti-terrorist alliance with Turkey after deadly attack in Istanbul

The White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, condemned this Sunday the attacks this Sunday that left six dead and 81 wounded, reaffirming her support with Turkey

The White House reaffirmed on Monday its alliance with Turkey to combat terrorism after the attack that caused at least six deaths and 81 injuries in the central Istiklal street in Istanbul after a bomb explosion on Sunday.

Through a statement, the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, condemned the attacks on Sunday and sent condolences to the families affected in the incident.

“The United States strongly condemns the act of violence that took place in Istanbul, Turkey. Our thoughts are with those who were injured and we send our deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones,” said Jean-Pierre.

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our NATO ally Turkey in the fight against terrorism,” added the spokeswoman, who is in Bali with President Biden, who will participate with the G20.

Turkey has been one of the key allies of the United States in the Atlantic Alliance, especially for its help in the fight against terrorism in the Middle East, reported Deutsche Welle.

Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said that the involvement of several terrorist organizations is being evaluated, but acknowledged that at the moment none can be attributed.

In 2016 there were several terrorist attacks in Turkey, most of the networks of the Islamic State jihadist group, in Istanbul, and even in Istiklal street itself.

But after the massacre caused by a jihadist on New Year’s Eve of that year in a nightclub on the banks of the Bosphorus, there were no more attacks in the city.

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