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Hastings’ Statement on Terrorist Attack in Istanbul

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 29, 2016 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in response to the terrorist attack that took place at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey:

“I was so deeply saddened and horrified by the terrorist attack that took place at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey that has claimed the lives over 40 people, and wounded scores of others.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families.   These senseless acts of terrorism remind us all that there are still people who choose hate and cowardly acts of violence, and highlights the importance of the international community to continue its efforts to work together in combating terrorism.  I offer my deepest sympathies to the people of Turkey during this dark hour, and stand united with them in prayer.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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