Istanbul attack was predicted by Kremlin
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it believed that the recent attack on Istanbul airport could be a result of Turkish and European security services ignoring Moscow's signals about suspected "terrorists" hiding in Turkey and Europe, Reuters informed.
"Over many years, the Russian side has handed over information through channels in various services, including intelligence services, both to Turkish colleagues and to European colleagues, that persons suspected of intending to join terrorist groups can be hiding on the territory of Turkey, as well as a number of other European countries. Most often, these signals from the Russian side have not received proper attention or any sort of reactions from our colleagues. Unfortunately, these can be the consequences of such disregard," Peskov told reporters.
Russia's warnings to other countries regarding suspected terrorists are often ignored, and the reported involvement of several Russians in the Istanbul airport attack could be a result of such actions, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.