Press release

President Michel sends message of condolence to Turkey following terrorist attack on Istanbul airport

June 29, 2016

More than forty people have been killed and over 140 others injured in a terrorist attack in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey, at the Ataturk International Airport. Following the tragedy, President James Michel has sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles to the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

President Michel described the attack as a heinous crime against innocent and law abiding citizens. He further noted that it was an indiscriminate and criminal attack which targeted people of all races and creeds. 

“In this holy month of Ramadan, a time for peace, reconciliation and compassion, our hearts go out in these most difficult times to the Turkish people who have endured such abomination and especially to the victims of this callous act. Rest assured, Your Excellency, that Seychelles remains steadfast in its support of Turkey and in the global fight against terrorism,” said President Michel.