ALGERIAN PRESIDENT EXTENDS CONDOLENCES OVER ISTANBUL AIRPORT ATTACK

ALGIERS, -- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria has extended his condolences to his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and to the Turkish people and families of the victims over the terrorist attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday night.

"It is with astonishment that I learned of the horrible terrorist attack that left dozens dead and injured in Istanbul airport. Algeria condemns this horrible terrorist crime," wrote the President in a condolences message.

"On behalf of the people and the Government of Algeria and on my own behalf, I offer our deepest condolences to you, the friendly Turkish people and the families of the victims and assure you of our solidarity in this painful ordeal," added the Head of State.

Meanwhile, the Algerian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Algeria strongly condemned the attack, stressing that the escalation of terrorism in Turkey and elsewhere challenged all countries regarding the urgent need to co-ordinate counter-terrorism actions.

"We strongly condemn the triple terrorist attack which hit Istanbul Airport and we offer condolences to the victims' families. We also express our solidarity with the Turkish people and government as well as with all the countries having innocent nationals among the casualties of this despicable attack," Spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif told APS on Wednesday.

"The terrorist escalation in Turkey and elsewhere in the world challenges all the countries and international players about the necessity and emergency of further combining their actions and unite against terrorism, which poses a serious threat on the populations quietness, and the peace and stability in various parts of the world."

The spokesman added that the "common fight against this scourge which has no religion, no nationality, becomes imperative for all the international community which must work to set the conditions for its uprooting".

"Algeria, which played an avant-garde role in the combat against terrorism and which has endeavored to campaign with its partners and the international opinion about its destructive impacts, will continue to support the international effort aiming at eliminating definitively this evil," said the spokesman.

Source: Name News Network