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Press Release Regarding The Attacks Committed At Two Mosques In Lahore , 27.05.2010

We have learned with great sorrow and concern the attacks committed at two mosques, which took place today (May 28) in Lahore, the capital of Pakistani province of Punjab. We strongly condemn these attacks that claimed the lives of more than 70 people and injured at least 100 people according to the initial findings. On this sad occasion, we would like to reiterate our strong feelings of solidarity with the brotherly and friendly Government and people of Pakistan.

Turkey considers terrorism a crime against humanity and is confident that Pakistan will overcome the difficulties it faces through its national unity and common will.

We wish Mercy upon those who lost their lives, convey condolences to the bereaved families of the victims and wish speedy recovery to those wounded as a result of these abhorrent terrorist attacks.