US senior envoy discusses fight against terror in Turkey

Turkish FM Cavusoglu and Blinken also discuss details about agreement on refugees between Turkey and EU

US senior envoy discusses fight against terror in Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish foreign minister met the U.S. deputy secretary of state in the Turkish capital Ankara Wednesday during which both sides emphasized on enhancing cooperation in the fight against terrorism, diplomatic sources said.

Mevlut Cavusoglu and Antony Blinken also discussed bilateral ties, regional and global developments as well as Syria, Iraq and Cyprus issues in the meeting.

Recent terrorist attacks in Turkey and Belgium also came up during the exchange of views, sources added.

Tuesday’s Brussels bombings at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station killed 31 people and injured 260 others.

Earlier in the day, Cavusoglu told TGRT Haber private broadcast channel that two Turkish citizens injured in the Brussels attack were now in good condition.

On March 13, a car bomb attack in Ankara left 36 people dead. Previously, the Turkish capital was struck by suicide bomb attacks in February and October, which left over 130 people dead.

Istanbul has also been targeted by two suicide bombings this year, with the last one on March 19, leaving four people dead. Turkish authorities have accused ISIL, the PKK and the PYD terrorist groups for the attacks.

Cavusoglu and Blinken also discussed details about the agreement on refugees between Turkey and the EU. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mart 2016, 09:16