African leaders condemn deadly terror attack in Istanbul

Heads of state and officials from African countries extended their condolences to Türkiye for Sunday’s terror attack on Istanbul’s Istiklal Avenue that left at least six people dead and 81 others injured.

Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye strongly condemned the horrific terrorist attack on Sunday in Istanbul.

“I wish to express my sincere condolences to President Recep Erdogan and to the Turkish people at this tragic moment”, wrote President Ndayishimiye, on his Twitter account, in the evening of this Sunday.

“We must relaunch our common efforts in the fight against terrorism,” he said.

The Consulate General of Tunisia in Istanbul expressed full solidarity with the victims’ families following the explosion.
“In these painful circumstances, Tunisia expresses its full solidarity with the brotherly Turkish people, and presents to them, as well as to the families of the victims, its sincere condolences”, reads a press release published Sunday evening.”

The Somalian Presidency and President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud shared a tweet expressing its condolences to the Turkish people and to their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for the victims.

“H.E Hassan Mohamud strongly condemns the despicable terrorist attack against innocent people in Istanbul. The President expresses sincere condolences to the blast victims, reaffirming Somalia’s support and solidarity with the Turkish people in their fight against terrorism.”

“I strongly condemn the violent attack in Istanbul today which claimed the lives of innocent people while injuring many more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the Türkiye people and government. Türkiye is a valuable ally in Somalia’s security and development journey.” said by Mohamud.

The President of Senegal and rotating chair of the African Union, Macky Sall, condemned the terrorist attack, on his Twitter account.
“I strongly condemn today’s terrorist attack in Istanbul. I send my heartfelt condolences to President Erdogan and to the friendly Turkish people. Rest in the souls of the victims. Speedy recovery to the injured.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the terrorist attack, and described it as “despicable”. He expressed, in a message to his Turkish counterpart, his condolences to the government and people of Türkiye for the victims of the attack.

Abdelfattah Al-Burhan, president of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, expressed of his condolence to the Turkish president, condemning the terrorist attack and presenting his condolences to the families of the victims, while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured people.

The Presidency of the Republic of Democratic Congo said that President Felix Tshisekedi reiterated its commitment to fighting terrorism alongside Türkiye. Tshisekedi expressed his support to President Erdogan, the Turkish people and the victims’ relatives.

Condemnations and messages of sympathy also came from the foreign ministers of the Egypt and Algeria, and Presidency of Libya.

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