Turkey to brief UN Security Council envoys on Ankara attack

Foreign Ministry invites ambassadors from Security Council's permanent members plus the Netherlands, Germany and EU

Turkey to brief UN Security Council envoys on Ankara attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has invited the ambassadors of permanent members of the UN Security Council in Ankara to a briefing after a deadly bomb attack in the capital.

At least 28 people were killed and a total of 81 others injured in Wednesday evening’s incident.

Ambassadors from the Netherlands, Germany and delegations from the European Union and the UN were also invited to the briefing.

Earlier, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he would give orders to the foreign ministry to distribute all evidence as to the perpetrators of the attack, for which he has held the Syrian-Kurdish YPG responsible.

According to foreign ministry officials speaking on condition of anonymity, Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu is holding separate meetings with the ambassadors.

"I will give orders to the Foreign Ministry to distribute it to all countries -- mainly the P5 countries [permanent members of UN Security Council] -- and those who say the YPG is not a terrorist group," Davutoglu said.

The P5 nations are China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Şubat 2016, 15:59