We extend our condolences to the Government of Russian Federation and the people of Russia

We harshly condemn the murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov, and we express our deepest sorrow. We extend our condolences to his family and to the people of Russia.

This political murder has also demonstrated that Turkey is unfortunately no longer a secure country due to the recent domestic and international policies.

Thus, shallow and manipulative inferences must be left aside and those responsible for this political murder, and its instigators and supporters must be promptly determined with a thorough investigation and all must be held accountable before justice.

Peoples’ Democratic Party 
Central Executive Board
19 December 2016