President-elect #Donald Trump has condemned Islamic terrorists for the attacks that took place in Germany and Turkey on Monday. Speaking out ahead of the investigations being conducted by authorities, Trump issued a statement laying blame on terrorists for the truck attack at a #Berlin Christmas Market and the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey.
At 8 p.m. on Monday a truck plowed into a Christmas Market in Berlin killing twelve people and injuring forty-eight others. While in Turkey, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey was gunned down at an art gallery in the capital city Ankara. Following the attacks, Trump stressed that these regional and worldwide terrorist networks "must be eradicated from the face of the earth." He vowed to carry out this mission with "all freedom-loving partners."
Who Shot The Russian Ambassador to Turkey?
Investigations in both Turkey and Germany are still pending on Tuesday. However, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told reporters: "There is much we still do not know with sufficient certainty but we must, as things stand now, assume it was a terrorist attack." While Turkish authorities have revealed, the gunman in Ankara was an off-duty policeman who screamed "slogans associated with Islamist militancy" as he shot ambassador Andrey Karlov. The gunman shouted, "Don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria!" as he shot the envoy down.
Trump referred to the assassination of Ambassador Andrey Karlov as “a violation of all rules of civilized order.” He added that the Islamic State group "and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad." The president-elect has frequently spoken out against Islamic terrorism and talked about it widely during his presidential campaign.
Trump Continues To Be Vocal On Twitter
Trump later tweeted that "Today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland, and Germany — and it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking!" His statements coincide with the Electoral College confirming his official victory. Donald Trump's inauguration will take place on January 20, 2017.