Clinton Responds To Istanbul Attack: We Must Defeat ‘Forces Of Terrorism’

Following the deadly suicide attacks at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said that the attacks shows the United States must continue to work with its allies to combat terrorism.

“Terrorists have struck again in the heart of one of our NATO allies—and all Americans stand united with the people of Turkey against this campaign of hatred and violence. Already, stories of heroism on the part of Turkish police are emerging, as their quick actions to confront the suspects may have prevented an even worse tragedy,” Clinton said in a statement.

“Today’s attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat,” she continued. “We must deepen our cooperation with our allies and partners in the Middle East and Europe to take on this threat. Such cooperation is essential to protecting the homeland and keeping our country safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the Turkish people.”

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