“Terror is a crime against humanity and can never be justified. We strongly condemn the terrorist attack in question,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Five Israelis, the Bulgarian driver and the bomber died in the blast, which Bulgarian officials say was a suicide bombing. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Israel has attributed a series of attacks on its citizens around the world in recent months to Iran, threatening to escalate a shadow war between the two arch-enemies.