There is an urgent need to stand united against all kinds of terrorism and terrorist organizations

The Turkish Heritage Organization (THO) condemns the heinous attacks in Ankara which has taken innocent lives and injured numerous people. We express our heartfelt and deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the people of Turkey. 

Yesterday's horrific act is only the most recent of many terrorist attacks perpetrated against the Turkish nation. Ankara has experienced three bombings within the past five months. These acts are a reminder that terrorists won’t stop unless there is a truly-united front to stop them. We believe there is an urgent need for the international community to stand united against all kinds of terrorism and terrorist organizations. Turkey will need its allies and valued partners more than ever to strengthen its stand against the PYD – PYG – PKK terror trio.

THO urges the U.S. to show decisive leadership by giving strong response to all terrorists threatening Turkey and stability in a critical region. We firmly believe that the most-effective solution against the threat of terrorism over the long-term is building international cooperation and capacities. As Turkey and the United States continue to face complex threats, particularly those emanating from Syria, working together on common challenges will continue to reinforce the strong partnership and friendship rooted in common values and strategic interests.

Turkish Heritage Organization