Ford sends sympathy for Turkey attack victims

Alliance Leader David Ford has said an attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport which has killed dozens of people is an “horrific attack on democracy”.

Mr Ford was speaking after a gun and bomb attack killed at least 41 people and injured more than 230. Although it has not been claimed officially, it is believed Islamic State is behind the violence.

“This was nothing less than an attack on democracy by those seeking to kill, maim and inspire terror by carrying out atrocities,” he said.

“My thoughts are with all the victims and survivors of this attack, and their loved ones. Many from Northern Ireland will be familiar with this airport, as Turkey is a popular holiday destination for local people.

“Coming so soon after a number of similar attacks across the world, it is clear we are living in dark times. Everyone has a duty to unite to uphold the values of a liberal, democratic society and show solidarity against those behind these terror attacks.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *