Statement by YIANNIS BOURNOUS, member of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA,
Head Responsible for European Policy, International Relations, Foreign Policy & Defense, Greek diaspora
On the deadly terrorist attack in Suruc
We express our horror and unspeakable sorrow for today’s barbaric bomb attack by fundamentalist islamists against dozens of members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations in Suruc, Turkey, which resulted in the loss of 28 lives and the injury of more than 100 people.
We mourn the loss of dozens of young militants who went to Suruc, in order to help as volunteers in rebuilding neighboring Kobane, a city-symbol of the struggle of the Kurdish people against the barbarity of islamofascism.
The AKP government is accountable for its underground and/or visible links and transactions with branches of the Islamic State. It must immediately stop providing any kind of direct or indirect support to the terrorists, starting from the exemplary punishment of those who orchestrated today’s murderous attack.
SYRIZA expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims and stands on the side of the Turkish and Kurdish Left, which fights against darkness on behalf of humanity.