"It is with great sadness that I heard the news about the terrorist attack against the French newspaper "Charlie Hebdo". I wish to convey my condolences to the families of the victims and my support to the newspaper's staff. Peace in Europe has been achieved in great part through the European construction based on tolerance, respect, diversity and freedom of expression. Such a cowardly act targeting the freedom of the press is an unacceptable threat to what we stand for.
Despite the litany of such attacks throughout the years, Europe still stands strong and will never give up on those values it has so adamantly fought to establish"
Hande Özsan Bozatli, AER President.