No Filipino victim in Turkey terror
attack, says Philippine ambassador

June 29 2016 12:56 PM

image from  BBC
Image from BBC

No Filipinos were hurt in the terror attack on an airport in Turkey on Tuesday night, June 28, according to Philippine Ambassador Rowena Sanchez on Wednesday, June 29.

In a television interview, Sanchez said operations at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport have normalized, hours after three suspected terrorists fired at passengers and set off explosives that killed at least 36 people and wounded 147 others.

READ: 36 dead as terrorists attack Turkey airport; ISIS hand seen — report

Elma Trinidad, president of the Filipino community in Istanbul, said on radio that security in the area has remained tight.

Sanchez advised Filipinos to remain vigilant and to stay away from public and crowded places.

Sanchez said there were 3,500 Filipinos in Turkey, 2000 of who live in Istanbul.

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