Dear Mr. President,
I was deeply saddened by the news of heavy casualties and injuries as a result of a terror attack committed in the Besiktas district of Istanbul.
We condemn this terror attack, and consider it important to carry out a joint and resolute struggle against all manifestations of terrorism.
On behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deepest condolences to you, the bereaved families, loved ones of those who died and the brotherly people of Turkey, and wish the injured the swiftest possible recovery.
May Allah rest the souls of the dead in peace!
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Baku, December 11, 2016