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Kazakhstan president urges fight against terrorism

March 14, 2016, 10:19 UTC+3 ASTANA

According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, eradication of international terrorism is the world's most urgent task

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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

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ASTANA, March 14. /TASS/. Eradication of international terrorism is the world’s most urgent task, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Monday in a telegram of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with a recent terrorist attack in Ankara.

According to the Kazakh presidential press-service, the telegram says that Nazarbayev "has taken with great sadness the news of the tragic incident that killed and injured a large number of innocent people." "I am confident that, despite the escalation of instability and international terrorism in a region neighboring your country, Turkey will strengthen internal stability and security, displaying firmness in the selfless struggle against modern challenges. I believe that the eradication of international terrorism is the most urgent task the international community is facing," the Kazakh President is quoted by his press service.

Nazarbayev "pledged Kazakhstan’s support to the brotherly Turkish people in the fight against one of the most dangerous threats of the 21st century". On behalf of the people of Kazakhstan and on his own behalf the president expressed his condolences to Erdogan, the families and friends of the terror act victims and all the people of Turkey and wished speedy recovery to those injured.

Terror act was staged in the Turkish capital on Sunday in Ankara’s main street - Ataturk Boulevard, next to the city’s main square Kizilay and Guven park. According to recent reports, 34 people were killed and more than 120 were injured in a suicide bombing attack. According to preliminary information, a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near a bus stop.

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