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Honolulu - Obama Offers U.S. Assistance To Turkey After Istanbul Attack

Published on: December 31, 2016 08:42 PM
By: Reuters 
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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on January 1, 2017 in Istanbul. / AFP / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY        (Photo credit should read IHLAS NEWS AGENCY/AFP/Getty Images)First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on January 1, 2017 in Istanbul. / AFP / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY / IHLAS NEWS AGENCY     (Photo credit should read IHLAS NEWS AGENCY/AFP/Getty Images)

Honolulu - President Barack Obama expressed condolences on Saturday for the attack at a night club in Istanbul and directed his team to offer U.S. help to Turkish authorities, the White House said.

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“This afternoon the president was briefed by his national security team on the attack in Istanbul,” White House spokesman Eric Schultz said in a statement.

“The president expressed condolences for the innocent lives lost, directed his team to offer appropriate assistance to the Turkish authorities, as necessary, and keep him updated as warranted.”

Obama is on vacation in Hawaii.



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 Dec 31, 2016 at 09:28 PM Anonymous Says:

what assistance can he give?he is stupid

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 Jan 01, 2017 at 02:36 AM Normal Says:

He should at least blame it on Israeli settlements.

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 Jan 01, 2017 at 11:53 AM StevenWright Says:

Perpetrated by his terrorists, the ones he supports.

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