October 14, 2015
Rep. Bill Pascrell Statement on Deadly Bombing in Turkey
PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) on October 14 released the following statement regarding the recent bombings in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara which killed nearly 100 people:
“On behalf of my constituents in New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District, my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims after one of the deadliest attacks in modern Turkish history this weekend. Additionally, my thoughts and prayers remain with those injured in this senseless violence. It is deeply troubling that this attack happened ahead of a planned march for peace, which underscores the continued need to work together in the fight against terrorism and shared security challenges in the region. I remain committed to this goal and such horrific acts of violence will only strengthen our commitment and resolve.”
Rep. Pete Sessions Statement on the Attacks in Ankara
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a Member of House Republican Leadership, today released the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Anakara, Turkey on October 10, 2015:
“As a longtime friend of Turkey and the Turkish people, I strongly condemn the October 10, 2015 terrorist attacks which resulted in over 97 deaths and countless wounded in Ankara, the nation’s capital.
“Shortly after the attacks, our State Department stated “We stand together in solidarity with the Turkish people and reaffirm our determination to continue to work with Turkey to combat the shared threat of terrorism."
“On my many visits to Turkey, I was deeply impressed by the generosity, strength, and resilience of the Turkish people. I know they will rely on these strengths to emerge from this heinous terrorist attack stronger as a nation.
“I join my fellow Americans in expressing our sincere condolences to the Turkish people. Our hearts and minds are with you and we will continue to stand by your side to fight this continued threat of terrorism.”
Joint Statement from the Co-Chairs of the
Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans
Rep. Ed Whitfield – Co-Chair
Rep. Steve Cohen – Co-Chair
Rep. Virginia Foxx – Co-Chair
Rep. Gerry Connolly – Co-Chair
Statement on Terror Attack in Ankara, Turkey
As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, and as friends of the people of Turkey, we are deeply saddened by the murder of nearly 100 peaceful demonstrators and the wounding of hundreds more in the terrorist bombings this past Saturday in Ankara.
We condemn this attack against freedom-loving people, who were exercising the fundamental rights of freedom of assembly and freedom of expression as they were attacked by enemies of democracy, civilization, and our common humanity.
We express our sincere condolences to the people of Turkey, who are in our thoughts and prayers today, and we stand in solidarity with them at this terrible moment.