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Minister Flanagan statement on the bomb in Istanbul, Turkey



The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today expressed his horror and sadness at the bombing in central Istanbul.

“I am deeply saddened by today’s horrific bomb attack in central Istanbul.

“I have spoken to Ambassador Brendan Ward in Turkey and can confirm that we are aware of a number of Irish citizens among the injured. An Embassy official is on the ground in Istanbul to provide consular assistance.

“Anyone with concerns for Irish citizens please ring 01 4082000 or Embassy Ankara on 0090 312 4591000. If you are in the area, please follow the instructions of the police and local authorities.”

Press Office
19 March 2016