US happy with Turkey cooperation after embassy attack
The DHKP/C claimed responsibility for the attack at US Embassy in Ankara on Feb.1. AA photo/Murat KAYNAK
U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a meeting on Feb. 4 that the U.S. had outstanding cooperation with the Turkish government in investigating the Feb. 1 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.
Nuland said they were working with the Turkish police and authorities who were investigating the blast.
"Our cooperation with Turkish authorities has been excellent. The FBI is going to be coordinating closely with the Turkish national police to conduct a full investigation of the attack," she said.
The entrance to the embassy’s consular section on Paris Street in Ankara was not affected by the explosion on Feb.1 and will remain in use, the embassy announced on its webpage late Feb. 3, advising anyone coming to the consular section to approach the entrance from Nevzat Tandoğan Street.
Embassy officials said they had received credible information corroborating the DHKP/C’s threats. The DHKP/C claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that killed an embassy guard along with the suicide bomber while leaving one woman injured. According to embassy officials, the DHKP/C stated it intended to commit further attacks against the United States, NATO and Turkey.
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