MFA condemns Ankara blast, says no Singaporeans affected by attack

A police officer gestures as he walks past the explosion site in Ankara, Turkey.
A police officer gestures as he walks past the explosion site in Ankara, Turkey.PHOTO: REUTERS

Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has strongly condemned the car bomb attack in Turkey's capital that killed at least 28 people.

In a statement released on Thursday (Feb 18) in response to media queries,the MFA also extended its condolences to the families of the victims of the blast that stuck a convoy of military vehicles in Ankara on Wednesday night.

The ministry also wished the 61 injured a "speedy recovery".

It added that there are "no reports of any Singaporeans who are directly affected by the attack", and it had been in contact with all citizens registered as being in the city.

The MFA advised Singaporeans to contact the Singapore Embassy or 24-hour MFA Duty Office in Ankara for consular assistance.

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Ankara

Tel: + 90 530 066 7311

Email: singemb_ank@mfa.sg

MFA Duty Office

Tel: +65 6379 8800 / 8855 (24-hour hotline)

Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg