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PM condemns Istanbul airport attack

MEA has tweeted emergency helpline numbers for Indians stuck at Istanbul airport

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 29 2016 10:44AM | Updated Date: Jun 29 2016 10:44AM

PM condemns Istanbul airport attack

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condemned attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday evening that killed 36 people and injured over 145 others.

 
"Attack in Istanbul is inhuman and horrific. I condemn it strongly. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly," the Prime Minister tweeted.
 
In the meantime, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that no Indian was reported among the casualties. 
 
The MEA also tweeted emergency helpline numbers for Indians stuck at Istanbul airport. 
 
"Terror attack at Istanbul Atatrk Airpt. Entry /Exit pts shut. Indians req assist, pls call +90-530-5671095/8258037/4123625," the Embassy of India in Ankara, tweeted. 
 
"You may also contact First Secretary, Embassy of India, Ankara at 05303142203," it said in another tweet.