We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s attack in Erbil, where at least one Turkish diplomat was murdered. There can be no justification for such acts of wanton violence.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and hope for a speedy recovery of any wounded.

The U.S. reaffirms its commitment to support the government and people of Turkey and Iraq.

U.S. Department of State

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