Dear Mr. President,
I was deeply saddened by the news of loss of lives and injuries as a result of an explosion in Sultanahmet square in Istanbul.
We are extremely outraged by this ruthless terror attack, and underline the necessity of jointly fighting against all forms of terrorism in the most resolute manner.
On the occasion of this tragedy, on behalf of the people of Azerbaijan and on my own behalf, I extend my deep condolences to the bereaved families and loves ones of those who died, the fraternal people of Turkey, and wish the swiftest possible recovery to the injured.
May Allah rest the souls of the dead in peace!
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan,
Baku, 12 January 2016