Indonesia condemns Istanbul nightclub attack
By News Desk
03 January 2017

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia's foreign ministry has not received any reports on Indonesian citizens who might have become victims of the Istanbul attack.

The Indonesian government condemned a New Year’s Eve terror attack in Turkey, during which a gunman killed 39 people gathering at Reina nightclub in Ortakoy, Istanbul.

The attack occurred at 1:30am local time on Sunday, shortly after visitors of the nightclub celebrated ringing in the New Year.

“The Indonesian government conveys its deep condolences to families of all victims and prays for the immediate recovery of victims injured in the terror attack,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Sunday.

At least 39 people, 16 of whom were foreign citizens, were killed in the incident. It has been confirmed that five dead victims were Turkish nationals while the identities of the 18 others are still in an identification process. Around 70 people were injured in the attack.

The Foreign Ministry said it had not yet received any reports on Indonesian citizens who might have become victims of the Istanbul attack. The Indonesian Consulate General (KJRI) in Istanbul continued to cooperate with local authorities to monitor developments of the situation, it went on.

Personnel of the KJRI Istanbul have visited hospitals and other locations to ensure the safety of all Indonesian citizens.

“The KJRI is calling on 1,050 Indonesian citizens in Istanbul to increase their vigilance and avoid vulnerable areas. It is also hoped all Indonesians can continue to follow developments of the local situation,” the ministry said.

It further said the KJRI Istanbul had provided a hotline for Indonesian citizens to get information on the current situation in the city. “All Indonesian citizens who may need information can call Dandy Suparan, the coordinator of consular and protocol affairs functions, at the number +90 531 453 0351 and Ida Humaidah at +90 531 983 1534.”

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