Istanbul attack could be result of Turkey, EU ignoring Moscow's 'signals', Kremlin says
MOSCOW - ReutersThe Kremlin said on July 6 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."
Officials said the triple suicide bombing that claimed 47 lives and wounded scores at Istanbul Atatürk Airport on June 28, the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey, was carried out by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).