President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Brussels and said that Turkey stands in solidarity with Belgium.
According to a written statement on the Presidency's website, Erdoğan said that the people of Turkey, who have faced similar ruthless attacks by terrorist organizations, deeply feel the pain of Belgians.
"I strongly condemn the inhumane terrorist attacks carried out at Brussels' Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek subway stations" Erdoğan said and added that Turkey is ready to provide all types of assistance to its ally Belgium.
The president underscored that terrorists have proven once again that there is no difference between them and that none of them know any humanitarian and ethical values or limits. He continued by saying that it is necessary to display a firm united stance against terrorists.
Later in the day, Erdoğan called Belgium's King Philippe to offer condolences for the victims of the terror attacks and wished a quick recovery for the wounded. Erdoğan reiterated that Turkey is in complete solidarity with Belgium. Underlining the importance of the mutual fight against terrorism, King Philippe thanked Erdoğan for the sensitiveness shown by Turkey.
At least 34 people were killed in multiple explosions which took place at Brussels Airport and subway station near the EU headquarters on Tuesday.