The Finnish Government convened on Saturday 19 August due to the Turku incident. The Government will monitor the situation closely and the authorities are keeping it updated of further developments.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä reminds that the Finns must now stand together. The way to respond to hatred is not hatred.
I very strongly condemn the act. It is shocking and touches us all. The attack in Turku must not lead to stigmatising other foreign citizens in Finland. There were both Finns and foreigners among the victims and those who came to help.
— Prime Minister Juha Sipilä