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POSTED | 11:31 AM | 03-09-2015

Turkey seeks clarifications over Bangkok bomb case

Turkey is seeking clarifications from Thailand over reports alleging Turkish links in the August 17 bomb attack in Bangkok.

The move came one day after some Thai-language newspapers reported that several Turkish nationals were wanted in connection with the two blasts in the Thai capital. One of the bombs rocked the famous Erawan Shrine on August 17, causing 20 deaths and injuring more than 100 others, including foreigners. 

“Up to now this embassy has not received any official notification from the Thai authorities concerning the arrest warrants,” the Turkish Embassy in Bangkok said in a statement on Thursday (3 September 2015). 

According to the statement, the embassy has requested a clarification from  the Thai Foreign Ministry on whether the suspect arrested on August 29 is a Turkish citizen and about the Turkish passports shown on Thai TV news. 

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