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Kremlin: Istanbul attack could be result of Turkey, EU ignoring Moscow’s ‘signals’

"To our regret, these (Istanbul attacks) can be a consequence of such disregard," said Kremlin spokesperson.

By: Reuters | Istanbul | Published: July 6, 2016 3:29:50 pm
Istanbul attack, Istanbul terror attack, Istanbul blast, Russia Turkey, Russia Istanbul blast Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

The Kremlin said on Wednesday it believed that the recent attack on Istanbul airport could be a result of Turkish and European security services ignoring Moscow’s signals about suspected “terrorists” hiding in Turkey and Europe.

“Over the past many years, the Russian side … has informed our Turkish and European colleagues that persons suspected of being linked to terrorism … find shelter both in Turkey and in a number of other European countries,”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with journalists. “In most cases such signals from the Russian side have not been given proper attention or any reaction by our colleagues. To our regret, these (Istanbul attacks) can be a consequence of such disregard.”

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