No Greeks among Istanbul explosion victims; President and PM offer condolences to Turkey

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No Greeks are among the victims of the explosion that rocked central Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday afternoon confirmed the Greek Foreign Ministry.

The Ministry confirmed in a statement that the Greek Consulate is in constant contact with the local authorities and according to the existing information there are no Greeks among the victims.

It also noted that Greece unequivocally condemns terrorism and "conveys its sincere condolences to the Turkish government and to the Turkish people".

The President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou offered her condolences to the Turkish people in a socia media post:

"Shocked by the tragic loss of so many lives due to the terrible explosion in #Istanbul, I express, on behalf of the Greek people and personally, my deepest condolences to the families who are grieving and wish speedy recovery to those who are injured. Our thoughts are with them." she wrote.

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Following the the President, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also expressed his shock on news of the explosion calling it a 'heinous attack in Türkiye'.

"I wish a speedy recovery to the wounded and offer my sincere condolences to the families of the victims, to President @RTErdogan and to the Turkish people. Greece unequivocally condemns all forms of terrorism." wrote the Greek PM.

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