21 July 2015
The Socialist International vigorously condemns the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Suruc, Turkey, killing over 30 people and injuring hundreds. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims and our sympathy to the Turkish nation.
The explosion, which was carried out at the Amara Cultural Park in Suruc where hundreds of young people had gathered in support of assistance to rebuild the city of Kobani, is believed to be the work of the terrorist organisation known as ISIS or Daesh.
While recalling the Declaration on Security and the Fight against Terror issued by the Council of the Socialist International at its recent meeting at the United Nations in New York, the Socialist International deplores this contemptible disregard for human life and renews its call for a strengthened coordinated multilateral response to the scourge of terrorism, with greater international cooperation.