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Bomb attack in Istanbul



The Government of Malaysia strongly condemns the bomb attack that took place at Istiklal Street in Taksim Square, Istanbul on 19 March 2016, which has killed 5 people and injured 36 others. 12 of those injured are foreigners.


The Government of Malaysia expresses its deepest condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Turkey and to the families affected by the attack.


According to the Embassy of Malaysia in Ankara, so far there has been no report of any Malaysian casualties. The Embassy is also in close contact with Malaysians, including our students in Istanbul.


The Ministry wishes to remind Malaysian citizens residing and travelling to Turkey to always give utmost priority to their personal safety and the security of their surroundings, and to closely monitor and comply with any advisory issued by the Government of the Republic of Turkey. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia through the Embassy of Malaysia in Ankara will continue to monitor the situation.





19 March 2016