Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the attack in Gaziantep, Turkey

Brussels, 21/08/2016 
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Statement

Last night an explosion hit women, men, children celebrating a wedding party in the city of Gaziantep. More than fifty lives have been lost and many are injured. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wish a speedy recovery to all injured.

Turkey has been dramatically targeted once again, and in a city – Gaziantep – that is a symbol of the pain caused to thousands of people from the conflict in Syria. The suffering of all the people hit by war, and terror, is our suffering.

As European Union, we express our solidarity and sympathy with the government and people of Gaziantep and of all Turkey. And we will continue to strengthen our cooperation with the Turkish authorities to prevent and counter terrorism.

We are together in a common fight. We are all called to stand together to protect security, democracy and peace.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
Maja Kocijancic +32 (0)498 984 425 – +32 (0)2 298 65 70 – Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu –  @MajaEUspox
Nabila Massrali +32 (0)460 75 41 75 –  +32 (0)2 29 69218 -Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu
Lauranne Devillé – +32 (0)2 29 80833 – lauranne.deville@ec.europa.eu
Alceo Smerilli +32 (0)460 769 536 – +32 (0)2 29 64887 -Alceo.Smerilli@ec.europa.eu

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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