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Almazbek Atambayev expresses condolences to Turkish President over attacks in Istanbul

The President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev expressed condolences to Recep Tayyip Erdogan over numerous victims of the terrorist attacks in Istanbul.

"The people of Kyrgyzstan share the pain and bitterness of the loss with the fraternal Turkish people and strongly condemns terrorism in all its manifestations," the head of state said in a telegram.

He conveyed condolences to the families and friends of those killed and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

An explosion occurred on December 10, in the center of Istanbul (near Vodafone Arena stadium near Beşiktaş) after the end of a football match. The aim of the attack was a bus with policemen. The death toll has risen to 29 people, including 27 policemen. The number of victims of the explosion exceeded 160 people.