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Belgium: European leaders offer condolences to Turkey following attack02:49

Belgium: European leaders offer condolences to Turkey following attack

Belgium, Brussels
June 29, 2016 at 00:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

After an emergency meeting of the European Council in Brussels, Tuesday, various European leaders spoke to the press to condemn the attack that struck Istanbul Ataturk Airport earlier in the evening.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for solidarity following the attack, saying, “One of the highest priorities in the world today is that all people who think the same, all nations, all political leaders and all political powers stay together. That’s the most important – that we stick together to defend the values we believe in.” Rajoy said that Turkey had been hit hard with attacks, while also mentioning extremist activity in European countries as France and Belgium.

Renzi expressed his condolences and solidarity with the Turkish people and government, on behalf of the Italian government and its people. He stated that the attendees on European Council emergency meeting "agree in the necessity for a strong and coherent response to the issues of international terrorism and extremism."

Hollande pointed out that it was necessary to "do all that is possible to act against terrorism" in the region.

Latest official estimates state that an estimated 36 people died in Tuesday’s attack.

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After an emergency meeting of the European Council in Brussels, Tuesday, various European leaders spoke to the press to condemn the attack that struck Istanbul Ataturk Airport earlier in the evening.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for solidarity following the attack, saying, “One of the highest priorities in the world today is that all people who think the same, all nations, all political leaders and all political powers stay together. That’s the most important – that we stick together to defend the values we believe in.” Rajoy said that Turkey had been hit hard with attacks, while also mentioning extremist activity in European countries as France and Belgium.

Renzi expressed his condolences and solidarity with the Turkish people and government, on behalf of the Italian government and its people. He stated that the attendees on European Council emergency meeting "agree in the necessity for a strong and coherent response to the issues of international terrorism and extremism."

Hollande pointed out that it was necessary to "do all that is possible to act against terrorism" in the region.

Latest official estimates state that an estimated 36 people died in Tuesday’s attack.

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