Shooting Incident in Istanbul, Turkey
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Yasuhisa Kawamura)
1. In relation to the large number of casualties arising from a shooting rampage that occurred in Istanbul, the Republic of Turkey, on January 1 (same day 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 acts of terrorism. Japan expresses its strong solidarity with the Government and people of Turkey.