Obama offers condolences to Turkey leader over terror attacks

Emergency services personnel prepare to transport the bodies of victims away from the site of twin explosions at the main train station in Turkey's capital Ankara, on October 10, 2015US President Barack Obama offered his condolences Saturday to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after terror attacks at a peace rally there killed at least 95 people and wounded more than 200. “The president conveyed his deepest personal sympathies for those killed and injured in these heinous attacks, and affirmed that the American people stand in solidarity with the people of Turkey in the fight against terrorism and shared security challenges in the region,” the White House said in a statement. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu, to express his condolences over the “horrific terrorist attack,” a statement from his office read.

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