“Terrorists are the enemies of freedom:” a powerful statement from German Chancellor Angela Merkel following the suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
She offered her condolences to the families of those who died, the majority of whom were German.
“Today it (terror) hit Istanbul,” she said. “Before that, it hit Paris, Copenhagen, Tunis and so many other places.
“International terrorism chooses different places for its attacks. But its target is always the same: our freedom in a free society.
“However, it’s exactly this freedom and our determination to fight against those terrorists alongside our international partners, which will prevail.”