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Press Release Regarding The Terrorist Attacks In The Environs Of Khan El Khalili And Hussein Mosque , 23.02.2009

We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that took place on the evening of February 22nd, 2009 within the environs of Khan El Khalili and Hussein Mosque which are among the main tourist centers of Cairo.

This heinous terror attack targeting brotherly and friendly Egypt, which, according to initial reports, claimed the lives of four people and injured 20, caused deep sorrow in Turkey.

We hope that the perpetrators of this atrocious attack, aiming to disrupt the peace and stability of Egypt, will be caught as soon as possible and once again call on the international community to cooperation and solidarity against terrorism.