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    Russian Security Council Chief Sends Condolences Over Istanbul Attack

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    The deadly Istanbul airport attacks speak to the need for joint counterterrorism efforts and close bilateral and multilateral cooperation, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said in his message of condolences to his Turkish colleague Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patrushev’s message to Turkish National Security Council Secretary-General Seyfullah Hacimuftuoglu reiterated the need "to work together to counter terrorist threats through the establishment of close bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field."

    "A telegram sent to Ankara requests to convey the words of support and sympathy to the families and friends of the victims," the Security Council’s press service said.

    On Tuesday, a coordinated terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport left at least 43 people dead and more than 240 injured.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the initial indications suggest that Daesh jihadist group was responsible for the attack, although the official investigation was still underway.

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