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Foreign Secretary expresses condolences after Istanbul attack

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has expressed condolences and support to his Turkish counterpart after deadly attack at Istanbul nightclub

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The Foreign Secretary said:

My thoughts are with the Turkish people after the cowardly act of terrorism in the Reina nightclub attack.

I have been in touch with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu today and the Prime Minister has also written to President Erdogan to reaffirm our continued support to our Turkish friends in defeating extremism.

Foreign Office staff in London and Turkey remain in close contact with the local authorities.

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Published 1 January 2017