January 13, 2016
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 Istanbul, Turkey
“As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, we are profoundly troubled and saddened by the terrorist attack carried out on Tuesday in Istanbul.
“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the victims of the attack, their families, and the people of Turkey.
“We strongly condemn this senseless act of violence. Terrorism is our common enemy, and we are firmly resolved to eliminating the threat it poses to the security of Turkey, the United States, and our close allies.