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Turkey observes mourning day over Egypt mosque attack

ANKARA: According to an announcement made earlier, people across Turkey are observing national mourning day today (Monday) in order to condemn the Sinai mosque attack in Egypt that shook the world last week on Friday.
The militant attack that claimed the lives of more than 300 people and left over 100 injured took place when a group of attackers bombed a mosque in Bir-al-Abed town situated in North Sinai, while attacking the fleeing worshippers simultaneously.
In order to show solidarity with the victims of the attack and their family members, the Prime Minister of Turkey issued a statement announcing flags flying at half-mast at Turkish representations in the country and abroad.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as other senior officials offered their condolences to the deceased and condemned the attack strongly.
Also, a three days’ long mourning had earlier been announced by the Egyptian government, after it vowed to avenge the victims of the deadly massacre.

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