UPDATE – Turkish president condemns deadly attacks in Sri Lanka

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UPDATES WITH MORE REMARKS BY TURKISH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN</p> <p>By Ali Murat Alhas and Zehra Nur Duz</p> <p>ANKARA (AA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday condemned multiple bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed at least 138 and wounded over 400 people.</p> <p>In a Twitter post, Erdogan said: &quot;I condemn in the strongest terms possible the Easter terror attacks in #SriLanka. This is an assault on all of humanity.&quot;</p> <p>“On behalf of the Turkish people, I offer my condolences to the families of the victims and the people of #SriLanka, and wish a speedy recovery to the injured,&quot; he added.</p> <p>“This barbaric attack in Sri Lanka once again demonstrated the need for a decisive fight against all kinds of terrorism,” Erdogan said in a separate statement Sunday.</p> <p>Erdogan also expressed his solidarity with Sri Lanka against terrorism.</p> <p>Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also condemned the attacks &quot;targeting innocent people in churches and hotels during Easter&quot;.</p> <p>“No matter what the motive is, the heinous terror attack in Sri Lanka is the same as the one in Christchurch [New Zealand]: cowardly, barbaric and cruel. Terror has no religion, no nation, no geography,&quot; he said.</p> <p>Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin offered his condolences to the wounded and condemned the attacks.</p> <p>&quot;I offer my condolences to those who lost their lives, and wish the wounded a speedy recovery,&quot; he added. &quot;We reject all kinds of terrorism, regardless of its perpetrators, source and ideology.&quot;</p> <p>Multiple explosions hit three churches and three hotels in different parts of Sri Lanka on Sunday leaving at least 138 dead and more than 400 injured.</p> <p>No groups have yet claimed responsibility.

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