THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEView post
December 31, 2016 (D.C. Time)
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Istanbul, Turkey
The United States condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack at a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, which has left dozens dead and many more wounded. That such an atrocity could be perpetrated upon innocent revelers, many of whom were celebrating New Year’s Eve, underscores the savagery of the attackers. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones of those killed, and a speedy recovery to the wounded. We reaffirm the support of the United States for Turkey, our NATO ally, in our shared determination to confront and defeat all forms of terrorism.