Letter to President Kenan Evren of Turkey on the Massacre at Neve Shalom
Synagogue in Istanbul
September 8, 1986
Americans join with me in deploring and condemning yesterday's shocking attack
on the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Istanbul. We, together with the
Turkish people, mourn these murdered innocents.
act of callous barbarity, like the hijacking of the Pan American aircraft in Karachi, underscores the need
for cooperation amongst all civilized nations to combat international
terrorism. Your government's prompt and firm denunciation of these terroristic acts stands as a noble example for other
countries to follow. I join with you in mourning all who died in both of these
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