Minister Baird Sends Condolences to Turkey After Deadly Explosion

(No. 270 - September 20, 2011 - 8:15 p.m. ET) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement regarding today’s explosion in Ankara:

“Like many Canadians, I was saddened to hear of the explosion in downtown Ankara today, which resulted in several deaths and numerous injuries.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those killed, as well as to the injured.

“Canada stands with the people of Turkey and their government as they seek further information.”

While there are no reports of Canadians injured, Canadian officials in Ottawa and Ankara are monitoring the situation.

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