PRESS RELEASE

Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the Istanbul Attack

January 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, January 1, 2017 —The World Bank Group today issued the following statement from World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on the attack in Istanbul:

"On behalf of everyone at the World Bank Group, I want to send our most heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who died in last night's senseless attack in Istanbul. We wish more than anything for greater understanding and peace in 2017."

Media Contacts
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David Theis
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dtheis@worldbankgroup.org
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himtiaz@worldbankgroup.org

PRESS RELEASE NO:
2017/135/EXC

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