OIC strongly condemns Istanbul attack

JEDDAH, June 8 (KUNA) — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned Istanbul attack that killed and injured many people.
In a press statement on Wednesday, OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani said that “the attack is cowardly and criminal act that runs contrary to the spirit and teachings of Islam.” He reiterated the principled position of the OIC against all forms and manifestations of terrorism.
Madani offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, Government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of lives, and wished early recovery to the injured people.
Yesterday, a bomb attack targeted a police vehicle in a central Istanbul district and killed at least 11 people, including seven members of the police force.
The attack happened near the city’s historic Beyazit Square neighborhood, a major tourist attraction, and an Istanbul university building.
No group has claimed it, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pointed to the involvement of Kurdish militants.
Istanbul had already been hit by four bombings this year. (end) nh.nfm