BERLIN, 13 January 2016 – The OSCE Chairperson‑in‑Office, Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier, today condemned yesterday’s terrorist attack in Istanbul in the strongest possible terms, and offered his deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the victims. “This is a difficult time for all of us – a time of grief, rage and shock,” he said.
The attack of 12 January had “once again made it painfully clear that the cancer of terrorism does not spare anyone,” said Steinmeier. “This form of barbaric and cowardly murder poses a threat to all OSCE States and beyond.”
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