The Pipa News
Turkey has rejected US condolences over the outbreak in Istanbul.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu says: “We do not accept and reject the condolences offered by the US Embassy.”
A Turkish official also declined to comment on reports of alleged talks between Russia and the US in Turkey.
However, the official said that Turkey is working with some countries against terrorism.
It should be noted that Sunday’s bomb blasts in Istanbul killed 6 people and injured 81.
A suspect was also detained in connection with the outbreak, which Turkey blames on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The PKK has been conducting brutal campaigns for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey since the 1980s, while Turkey and its western allies have identified the group as a terrorist group.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has frequently accused Washington of supplying weapons to Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
On the other hand, Sunday’s outburst was the deadliest since December 2016, for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.
Al Qaeda, ISIS and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party pleaded guilty to terrorist attacks in Turkey.