Apple CEO Tim Cook said that after the treacherous terrorist attack in Ortaköy, Istanbul, Turkey shared the pain of our country. As you know, a treacherous terrorist attack happened during the Christmas holiday in Reina, one of the biggest nightclubs in Istanbul – Ortaköy, during the New Year’s Eve.
As the attacker opened fire at the nightclub, dozens of people were wounded and nearly 40 innocent people lost their lives. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his condolence message via his Twitter account and condemned the terrorist attack on the new year’s eve which killed 40 innocent people celebrating the 2017. Tim Cook said in his message that Apple shares Turkey’s pain.
Sevgili Türkiye, acınızı ve üzüntünüzü paylaşıyoruz. #Istanbul kalbimiz sizinle.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 1, 2017
Pope Francis also urged leaders to work together to fight the “plague of terrorism”, saying in his New Year’s address on Sunday that a bloodstain was covering the world as it started 2017. “Unfortunately, violence has stricken even in this night of good wishes and hope. Pained, I express my closeness to the Turkish people. I pray for the many victims and for the wounded and for the entire nation in mourning,” he said.
“I ask the Lord to sustain all men of good will to courageously roll up their sleeves to confront the plague of terrorism and this stain of blood that is covering the world with a shadow of fear and a sense of loss,” he said.
He said 2017 will be what people make of it.
“The year will be good in the measure that each one of us, with the help of God, seeks to do good day after day,” he told the crowd on a cold morning.
Speaking on the day the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church marks its World Day of Peace, he said peace was constructed by saying ‘no’ to hate and violence and ‘yes’ to brotherhood and reconciliation.