Putin condemns terror attack in southeast Turkey, offers condolences to Erdogan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deadly terrorist attack in the southeast of Turkey, the Kremlin press office said on July 20.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the deadly terrorist attack in the southeast of Turkey, the Kremlin press office said on July 20.

"In his telegram of condolence, the Russian head of state resolutely condemned this barbaric crime and stressed that the fight against terrorism requires the active coordination of all international efforts," the statement reads.

Putin expressed condolences and support for the families of those killed and wished a swift recovery to all those injured by the extremists.

At least 27 people were killed and another 100 hospitalized as a result of a powerful explosion in the Turkish town of Suruc on the country's border with Syria.

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