October 15, 2015 / 8:35 AM / 2 years ago

Russia says ready for cooperation with Turkey on tackling terrorism

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday Moscow was ready for close cooperation with Turkey on fighting terrorism, in comments after a deadly blast that killed at least 97 people in Ankara last weekend.

A pair of shoes, belonging to a street vendor who was selling Turkish traditional bagel or simit, is placed at the bombing scene during a commemoration for the victims of Saturday's bomb blasts, in Ankara, Turkey, October 12, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

“We are ready for very close cooperation and very close engagement with the Turkish authorities in the fight against the terrorist threat,” Lavrov told a conference on Russian-Turkish partnership in Moscow.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova and Maria Kiselyova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Winning

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