Turkey condemns Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt

Turkey condemns the attacks on churches in Egypt. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweets his condolences saying, “We strongly condemn the heinous terror attacks on churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday today.”

Mehmet Gormez, the head of religious affairs in Turkey, “cursed” the attacks, saying they are the shared problem of all humanity.

“The immunity of a place of worship, no matter the religion it belongs to, cannot be violated and the bloodthirsty killing of innocent worshippers cannot ever be forgiven,” Gormez says in an official statement.

Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also publishes a statement denouncing the attack in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, which killed at least 26 people.

“We convey our condolences to the bereaved families and the whole people of Egypt,” the statement said before a second attack hit an Alexandria church, killing at least 11 people.

— AP

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