Prime Minister George Papandreou has sent a telegram of condolence to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the death of a Turkish police officer killed in an armed attack on a vehicle escorting journalists that were covering the Turkish premier's pre-election campaign. According to a report by the Turkish news agency Anadolu on Thursday, Papandreou expresses his deep sorrow at the incident and stresses that "such acts of violence cannot prevent Turkey's course toward growth and prosperity".