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Statement from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Bombing in Turkey

Feb. 17, 2016

"On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today's bombing in Ankara. My thoughts remain with those injured in this senseless tragedy. We strongly condemn this cowardly attack which appears to have targeted buses carrying Turkish military personnel. We stand with our Turkish allies in the face of this horrific act, which only strengthens our resolve to deepen our ongoing cooperation in the fight against terrorism."