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Turkey
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Ömer Izgi
Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit
Foreign Minister Ismail Cem
Letters of Condolences to the American Government
September 11, 2001

The Honorable George W. Bush
President of the United States of America

Dear Mr. President,

I have learned with indescribable sorrow the dastardly attack perpetrated with unparallelled dare by international terrorism on the United States of America. I condemn these attacks in the strongest terms possible.

On behalf of the Turkish Nation, and on my own behalf, I would like to convey our most sincere condolences to the American Nation, and to express that the Turkish people who have hitherto suffered greatly from terrorism shares this deep pain of its close friend and ally the United States of America and that we stand by the American people at this difficult moment.

Ahmet Necdet Sezer

President of the Republic of Turkey

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The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Of the United States of America

Dear Mr. Speaker,

I am greatly shocked and bewildered by the series of terrorist attacks against the American Nation.

On behalf of the Turkish Grand National Assembly and my own, I wish to express to the American people our profound condolences over these despicable acts of terror. Members of the Turkish Parliament stand by their colleagues at the U.S. Congress and the American people at this difficult time while expressing its strongest condemnation of these heinous attacks.

Please accept, Mr. Speaker, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Ömer Izgi

Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly

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Ankara, September 11, 2001
His Excellency
George W. Bush
President of the United States of America

Dear Mr. President,

I am profoundly shocked and deeply saddened to learn about a series of heinous terrorist attacks against the American Nation.

The Turkish people share the pain and the grief of all fellow Americans. As a country that has suffered from terrorism, we understand you and empathise with you. The Turkish Government is ready as ever to cooperate with you and the Turkish people stand by you at this difficult hour.

Please accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Bülent Ecevit

Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey

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The Honorable Colin Powell
Secretary of State of the United States of America

Dear Mr. Secretary,

It is with profound sorrow that I learned the series of abhorrent terrorist attacks against the American Nation.

I wish to express our most sincere condolences to the American people over these heinous acts of terror while condemning these acts in the most strongest term.

As a country which has suffered greatly from the menace of terror we understand and share the state of grief that the fellow American citizens are going through and we are ready to do anything we can to heal the wounds of this unprecedented tragedy including cooperation in the apprehension of the culprits.

Ismail CEM

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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