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Cyprus condemns deadly blasts in Ankara

The Cyprus foreign ministry on Sunday strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack on Saturday in the centre of Turkey’s capital, Ankara that killed at least 95 people.

“We express our sincere condolences to the Government of Turkey and the families of the innocent victims,” a statement from the foreign ministry said.

“The Republic of Cyprus reiterates its deep concern about the spread of terrorism which threatens peace and stability in our region and is determined to continue every effort to combat this scourge in all its manifestations,” it added.

President Nicos Anastasiades also expressed his condolences and sympathy to the Turkish people, via Twitter.

“I am shocked by today`s terrorist attack in #Ankara. I express my condolences & sympathy to the turkish people & the families of the victims”,  Anastasiades posted 0n his personal account on Twitter.

In the north, Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci declared three days of mourning, starting on Sunday and ending on Tuesday.

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