McCully condemns 'abhorrent' Turkey attack

  • 11/10/2015
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully (Lydia Anderson)
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully (Lydia Anderson)

No New Zealanders appear to have been caught up in an "abhorrent" terrorist bombing in Turkey's capital, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

At least 95 people have been killed and nearly 250 wounded in a suspected suiciding bombing during a peace really by pro-Kurdish activists in Ankara.

Mr McCully this afternoon condemned the attack, saying it was an "attack on innocent people carrying out a peaceful demonstration".

"New Zealand has a special relationship with Turkey built on our shared history and we stand with the people and government of Turkey in their fight against terrorism in all its forms," he said.

He said there were no reports of New Zealanders being caught up in the blast, but inquiries were still continuing.

NZN