The ETUC is deeply shocked by the cowardly bomb attack, perpetrated in Istanbul on Sunday 13 November, which killed 6 people and injured 81 others. The ETUC has always strongly condemned terrorist attacks of any kind.
The European trade unions present their deepest condolences to all those affected by the bombing. Those responsible must be brought to justice; an independent, transparent and effective investigation should take place for the 47 arrested people.
The ETUC reiterates its unconditional support for the democratic values and trade union freedoms set out in ILO conventions, international and European charters, as well as for full respect of the rule of law.