Baird Expresses Condolences to Turkey and Afghanistan After NATO Helicopter Crash

March 16, 2012 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the 12 Turkish service members and of the Afghan civilians who lost their lives today in Afghanistan in this tragic incident.

“We stand with the Turkish and Afghan people during this difficult moment and are committed to improving the lives of Afghan civilians.

“This tragedy is a stark reminder of the challenges faced in advancing Afghanistan's transition to a peaceful, secure and stable country that will never again be a safe haven for terrorists.”

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