Duyuru – Bangkok’taki Bombalı Saldırı Ile “ Türk Bağlantısı” Iddialarına Yönelik Bazı Basın Haberleri Hakkında , 03.09.2015
EMBASSY ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE CERTAIN
PRESS REPORTS ALLEGING “TURKISH
REGARDING THE ERAWAN SHRINE BOMB
This Embassy had requested clarification by sending a
verbal note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand on
whether the suspect arrested on 29 August is a Turkish citizen and about the
Turkish passports televised in the news. It was also stated that the Embassy was waiting for an
official reply from the Thai authorities.
yesterday the Embassy received a verbal note from the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Thailand, replying that the investigation is still ongoing and that
the nationality of the suspects is not yet verified. We still await reply for
the fake Turkish passports which appeared in the media.
also certain press reports with regard to arrest warrants having been issued
for certain Turkish nationals. Up to now this Embassy has not received any
official notification from the Thai authorities concerning the arrest warrants.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
yesterday answered a question on the the news reports linking Turkish citizens
to the Erawan bomb attack. The unofficial translation of the Spokesperson’s
reply is as follows:
We know that a terror act took place on 17 August in
Bangkok. We had already learned from the Thai authorities and from the Thai
press that two suspects with regard to the attack were interrogated on 29 and
31 August.It was in the press that the suspect arrested on 29 August was
carrying a fake Turkish passport. From the pictures you can also see that this
passport is a fake. Unfortunately as soon as this suspect was arrested, false
information was given in certain press reports that this person is a Turkish
citizen. Our Embassy in Bangkok stated that he is not a Turkish citizen. Also
the Thai Embassy in Ankara made it clear by stateting to the press yesterday that
there is no clear information on the issue. On the otherhand it was reported in
the press that the suspect arrested on 31 August at the Thai-Combodia border
had a Chinese passport. Naturally the Thai authorities should provide clear and
correct information about this news report.
I can say that our Embassy in Bangkok is in contact
with the Thai authorities. Our Ministry is also in touch with the Thai Embassy
in Ankara. Our Ministry has requested information through Interpol. We haven’t
received a reply yet. That’s all I have to say.
Embassy mentioned in it previous announcement on 27 August, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of the Republic of Turkey sent a message of condolence to the Foreign
Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand, conveying Turkey’s strong condemnation to
this act of terror and its resolute stand in the fight against terrorism.