Turkish FM: Syria, Iran cooperating in fight against terrorism
Turkey's Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Wednesday neighbors Iran and Syria were cooperating in the fight against terrorism.
Gul's comments come amid growing signs that al-Qaeda may be behind the attacks that killed 61 people in Istanbul last month.
"There are still people being sought," Gul said in an interview aired Wednesday by private NTV television. "There are names who went abroad, there are some important names."
Syria on Sunday extradited 22 people to Turkey as part of
the investigation. Twenty of those extradited by Syria have since been released.
"Both Iran and Syria, at least recently, have been
cooperating with Turkey on the issue of terrorism. We hope
this continues," Gul told NTV.
At a press conference Wednesday, Gul added: "Right now our neighbors are showing cooperation in the fight against terrorism that we hadn't seen in past years. We're pleased
about that." (Albawaba.com)
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