Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the target of the attack on a nightclub in Istanbul was to destabilize the situation in the country, but Turkish people “will not go on about the terrorists,” reports Anadolu.
“They are trying to create chaos, to demoralize our people and destabilize our country with their vile attacks on civilians… I am Sure that the Turkish people, maintaining composure and cohesion, will not go on about the terrorists and disrupt their plans,” Erdogan said.
He also noted that the attacks committed in Turkey of various terrorist organizations “linked to the processes in the region.” Erdogan also promised promised to confront not only the armed attacks of the terrorists and their supporters, but “the pressure of economic, political and social spheres.” “We are determined to destroy the sources of threats and prevent attacks on our country. Every life is given for this case, given to the pain in our hearts, at the same time reinforcing our desire to counter the threats,” — said the President of Turkey, stressing that the attack in Istanbul once again demonstrated that terrorism makes no distinctions between targets.
Informed the special cynicism of the attack said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. “It’s hard to imagine a more cynical crime than the murder of innocent people in the midst of the Christmas holiday. But the terrorists are foreign concepts of human morality,” wrote the Russian leader, in a telegram to Erdogan. Meanwhile, Putin also stressed that Russia remains a reliable partner of Turkey, “in fighting this evil.”