Turkish politicians have condemned Wednesday’s militant attacks in the Indian province of Mumbai during which nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds were wounded. (UPDATED)
Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ali Babacan sent messages of condolence to their Indian counterparts following the incidents.
"Terrorism is a crime against humanity. An effective fight against terrorism is possible only by the help of international cooperation and solidarity," Erdogan said in his letter of condolence he sent to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"In this content, I strongly condemn these heinous terrorist attacks in Mumbai," he said, adding that
Erdogan last week paid a formal visit to
"The attacks in Mumbai once again showed that terror has no religion, nationality and country," Gul said in the message he sent to Indian President Pratibha Patil.
"Turkey, as a country that wishes to strengthen relations with India in the fight against terror, share the pain of the friendly Indian people", the Turkish president added.