Washington, D.C.—The International Republican Institute strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack in Gaziantep, Turkey on August 20. We express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and our wishes for the quick recovery of the injured.
As a democracy-assistance organization, IRI remains firm in its support to Turkey’s democratic institutions and development. This support stands even firmer in face of the great challenges and terrorist threats which Turkey has been experiencing from various sides. IRI will continue to offer its full support in the strengthening of Turkey’s democracy as one of the crucial prerequisites for an effective fight against the plague of terrorism. We stand with the people of Turkey in doing so.Top