Canada Global (Web News) Turkey rejected US condolences over the six deaths in an Istanbul bombing that Ankara attributed to a banned Kurdish militant group.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan frequently charges Washington with arming Kurdish forces in northern Syria who Ankara labels “terrorists.”
Condolence letter from the US embassy. Suleyman Soylu, the interior minister, stated in broadcast remarks, We reject it.
In the meantime, a Turkish official refused to comment on allegations of US-Russian discussions on Monday in Turkiye, but added that Ankara was collaborating with various nations to combat terrorism, including the Istanbul bombing on Sunday.
The incident in Istanbul on Sunday was attributed by Ankara to Kurdish terrorists, against whom it has conducted many operations in northern Syria. It used to give Moscow and Washington advance notice of its operations.