Press release

Minister for Europe condemns Istanbul bomb attack

Minister for Europe David Lidington has condemned the bomb attack in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday 19 March.


Minister for Europe David Lidington said:

“I was appalled to hear of another senseless bomb attack in Turkey this morning. I extend my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of those killed or injured in Istanbul. The UK stands side by side with its Turkish friends at this difficult time and offers any assistance that may be required to track down those responsible. With unity, calm and determination, we can defeat the menace of terrorism.”

Further information

Media enquiries

For journalists

Published 19 March 2016