The Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorated the 75th anniversary of the US bombing of atomic bombs during World War II, while the Turkish president said that Hiroshima should be a sign of determination not to repeat the mistake.
This year’s ceremonies were held in miniature mode due to the precautionary measures against the spread of the Coronavirus, which was attended by survivors and relatives of a few foreign dignitaries.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a speech pledging to continue the path of peace despite the growing security challenges in the region.
It is noteworthy that the bombing of Hiroshima with the atomic bomb killed 80 thousand people the moment the bomb fell, turned the city into ruins, and the death toll rose 140 thousand by the end of 1945.
For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Hiroshima should be a sign of our determination not to repeat the mistake.
In a message he sent on the occasion of the anniversary of Hiroshima, Erdogan said that targeting Hiroshima with the atomic bomb is one of the darkest days in human history.
Erdogan recalled the children of Hiroshima who died as a result of the atomic bomb, saying that despite these tragedies, the killing of children continues in Syria, Yemen and Palestine, as death chases them on land, sea, schools, and even when they feel safe in the arms of their mothers.
He pointed out that the world is still living in the shadow of nuclear weapons, calling on the world to strive to establish a better future for future generations.