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Erdogan offers condolences over Munich gun attack

President expresses sorrow over 'flagrant' attack which claimed Turkish lives

23.07.2016
Erdogan offers condolences over Munich gun attack

Ankara

By Baris Gundogan

ANKARA

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his condolences to German President Joachim Gauck over a shooting in Munich which has left at least ten people dead.

An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman opened fire near a shopping mall in the southern German city on Friday evening, killing at least nine people and wounding more than a dozen. The gunman later killed himself.

In his condolence message to Gauck on Saturday, Erdogan said that he vehemently condemned and cursed the “flagrant” attack.

Erdogan stated he was deeply sorry that many innocent people, including Turkish citizens, lost their lives or were injured.

"Turkey, which has become the target of countless terror attacks and acts of violence for many years, shares the pain of Germany, where our many citizens live.

“On behalf of myself and my nation, I offer my deepest condolences to you, the friendly German nation and the families of those who lost their lives in this deplorable incident and wish a speedy recovery to all injured," he said.

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