The Bombing Incident in Istanbul, Turkey
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)

December 12, 2016

  1. 1. In relation to the large number of casualties arising from an bombing incident that occurred in Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey, on December 11 (December 10, local time), Japan extends its sincere condolences to the bereaved families, and expresses its heartfelt sympathy to those who were injured.

    2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan firmly condemns such act of terrorism. Japan expresses its strong solidarity with the Government and people of Turkey.