Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a terrorist attack in Kayseri, the Sputnik International reported citing Kremlin press service Dec. 17.
“Please accept my deep condolences over the casualties of the Turkish servicemen as a result of the terrorist attack in the city of Kayseri. I am sure that a more resolute fight against extremist groups should become a response to these criminal actions. Russia, on its part, is ready to further enhance cooperation with Turkey in the fight against terrorism,” said the press service.
Earlier in the day, a car bomb exploded near a military bus, which was carrying soldiers. Reportedly, 13 soldiers were killed, while 55 others were injured.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that the terror attack was committed by a suicide bomber.