Saudi Arabia condemns Istanbul attack, stands with Turkey against terror

An ambulance arrives near a nightclub where a gun attack took place during a New Year party in Istanbul, Turkey, January 1, 2017. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of condolences to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of the Republic of Turkey following the armed attack in Istanbul which resulted in deaths of 39 people and dozens of injuries.

In a statement released by the Saudi Press Agency, the King said: "We have received with deep sorrow the news of the armed attack in Istanbul which resulted in deaths and injuries. We strongly condemn this cowardly terrorist act and stress the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's standing with the Republic of Turkey and its people against anyone who tries to undermine its security and stability.

“We, in my name and on behalf of the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offer our condolences to Your Excellency, the brotherly people of the Republic of Turkey and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. "
 

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