PM condemns terror attack in Turkey, calls it ‘barbaric’

, 2:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described as “barbaric” the terror attack in Istanbul and said India stands by Turkey in this time of grief.

“Heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the tragic loss of lives in Istanbul,” he tweeted.

“We strongly condemn the barbaric attack and stand by Turkey in this time of grief,” the PM added.

Thirty-nine people, including foreigners, were killed when a gunman stormed an Istanbul nightclub as revellers were celebrating the New Year.