Carter reaffirms U.S. alliance with Turkey after latest deadly attacks

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter | Contributed photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently re-emphasized U.S. commitment to working closely with Turkey following two bombings and a rocket attack that killed at least 12 people in the country’s southeastern region.

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Turkish allies in strongly condemning these despicable attacks, which appear to have targeted Turkish security personnel,” Carter said. “With these attacks, we are reminded of the remarkable bravery and self-sacrifice that allied security personnel demonstrate every day in the fight against terrorism.”

Carter expressed condolences to the victim’s families, on behalf of the Department of Defense and spotlighted the bilateral cooperation between Turkey and the U.S., which are joined, as part of an international coalition, in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and through NATO.

 

 

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