The Ninth President of Israel Shimon Peres condemned the terrorist attack that took place last night in Istanbul at the Ataturk Airport and said:
"This morning, my heart is with the Turkish people who experienced yesterday an unbearable terrorist attack – the murder of dozens of innocent civilians in cold blood by fanatic extremists.
Whosoever chooses to turn to terrorism should know that there will be serious consequences. I urge all of the world's leaders to join hands, stern and uncompromising, in the war against terrorism, and to destroy the chains of murder and hatred of "the other".
I send my condolences to the families of those killed and wish for a speedy recovery to the many wounded."