The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joins the people of Turkey and the world in expressing our profound sorrow in the aftermath of the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016. We deplore this attack and all acts of terror wherever they occur.
We mourn for the people who were killed or wounded in the attack—people from Turkey and from other parts of the world. We pray for family members and friends who grieve the deaths of loved ones; for individuals recovering from wounds; for first responders; for medical care providers; and for the country of Turkey.
As followers of Jesus, we will continue to pursue peace and work for justice, moving toward the day when hope replaces fear.
The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson
Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)