Turkey condemns the mass shooting in US city of Las Vegas


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has condemned the heinous attack in Las Vegas which claimed dozens of leaves and injured hundreds of US citizens, on behalf of Turkish nation.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led a chorus of Turkish officials who took to Twitter to speak out against attack and offered solidarity with the U.S.

"I condemn in the strongest terms possible today's terror attack in Las Vegas, NV," Erdoğan wrote. "I sincerely hope that such attacks won't happen in the future. On behalf of the Turkish people, I offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and all Americans."

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ on Monday afternoon offered condolences to the families of the victims and the U.S. public.

"We wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We strongly condemn this terrible and heinous attack. We share the grief of the U.S. people," Bozdağ wrote on his Twitter account.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavuşoğlu also offered condolences via Twitter, saying: "We condemn the heinous attack in Las Vegas. We share the grief of the U.S. administration and the American people."

In a written statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry also condemned the mass shooting.

"We are deeply saddened with the gun attack, which happened during an open-air concert in United States city of Las Vegas and caused many people to lose their lives and got injured," the statement said.

"We are closely following the developments and searching if any Turkish citizen are among the dead or injured with our Consulate General in Los Angeles."

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