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Russian PM condemns terrorist attack on Istanbul Airport, expresses condolences

June 29, 2016, 16:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday expressed condolences to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim over the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul Airport, the Russian government press service reported.

"On behalf of the government of the Russian Federation and on my personal behalf, I am expressing to you my deep condolences over the terrorist act in the Istanbul international airport, which affected many nationals of Turkey and other states," the telegram said.

"We decisively condemn this barbaric crime. The tragedy once again underscores the importance of joint efforts of the entire international community in the fight against the threats of international terrorism," it said.

The Russian premier asked to convey words of sympathy and compassion to the friends and relatives of those killed, as well as wishes of the soonest recovery to all those wounded.

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in the evening on June 28 in the international terminal of Istanbul Airport. The terrorist act left over 40 people dead and more than 150 wounded.

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