President Sauli Niinistö has issued a statement after the terror attack in Turku on 18 August in which two people died and eight were injured. Mr Niinistö expresses his condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He urges the nation to think about how to deal with the brutal act and calls for a civilised discussion about immigration. Mr Niinistö emphasises that social peace in Finland is founded on trust in authorities and the justice system and their ability to make right and just decisions and hopes people will refrain from purposeful misunderstanding and hatred. He also asked people to remember the courage and kindness witnessed in Turku when bystanders put their own lives at risk in order to save victims of the attack.
Media: Turun Sanomat
Main source: President Sauli Niinistö