Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns today’s heinous terrorist attack in Ankara, Turkey, perpetrated against peaceful demonstrators. We extend our condolences to the Turkish people and especially to the families of the victims.

In light of the ongoing violence in Turkey and the region, it is particularly important at this time that all Turkish citizens recommit to peace and stand together against terror. We stand together in solidarity with the Turkish people and reaffirm our determination to continue to work with Turkey to combat the shared threat of terrorism.