Baird Expresses Canada’s Condolences to Turkey After Death of 25 Soldiers

September 6, 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 25 Turkish service members who lost their lives yesterday in a tragic accident at an ammunition depot.

“We stand with the Turkish people at this difficult time.”

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