Singapore strongly condemns the attacks on Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport which has killed at least 36 people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday (June 29), adding that no Singaporeans have been reported injured or affected by the incident.
Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey’s prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by the Islamic State group.
“We are saddened by the loss of many innocent lives and we stand in solidarity with the Turkish people and government during this difficult time," the MFA statement said.
"We also extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and hope that the injured will make a quick recovery,”
It said the ministry had contacted most of the registered Singaporeans in Istanbul and verified that they were safe.
The Singapore Embassy in Ankara is also in touch with the local Turkish authorities, it added.
“Thus far, there are no reports of any Singaporeans injured or directly affected by the incident. We will continue to contact the remaining registered Singaporeans.”
Singaporeans in Turkey are advised to exercise vigilance and follow the instructions of the Turkish authorities. Those who are in Istanbul and require consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Ankara or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Ankara
Tel: + 90 530 066 7311
MFA Duty Office
Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)