By Busra Nur Bilgic
ANKARA (AA) – The U.S. and Pakistan embassies in Turkey on Wednesday condemned the attack that martyred a Turkish diplomat in Erbil, Iraq.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the Turkish Consulate General employee who was killed today in the heinous attack in Erbil. We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms,” the U.S. Embassy in Turkey said on Twitter.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Turkey also offered condolences.
“Deepest condolences at the martyrdom of the Turkish Consulate official in Erbil in a heinous attack earlier today; the attack must be investigated and perpetrators must be brought to justice,” the embassy said on Twitter.
Earlier, a Turkish diplomat, who was serving at Turkey's Consulate General in Erbil, was martyred in an armed attack at a restaurant, the Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed in a statement.
Erbil's police chief Abdulhalik Talat said an investigation was immediately launched into the incident and further information will be shared later.
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US, Pakistan condemn Erbil attack
By Busra Nur Bilgic