U.S. ambassador vows to continue cooperation with Turkey

U.S. ambassador vows to continue cooperation with Turkey
# 01 February 2013 19:41 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. The U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone told reporters on Friday that Washington's close cooperation with Turkey on the incident will continue, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Ricciardone made the remarks outside the U.S. embassy building after that a suspected suicide bombing occurred in front of the embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara Friday, killing two people and wounding three others.

"This attack will not affect Turkish-American relations and we still see you as a friend," Ricciardone said.

"At approximately 13:15 on Feb. 1, there was an explosion at the U.S. Embassy. Appropriate measures have been taken by the Turkish Police who are now investigating the incident," U.S. Embassy in Ankara confirmed in a written statement.

Ankara Governor Alaaddin Yuksel told reporters, "It was a suicide bombing and the blast occurred inside the U.S. Embassy building," adding that the gate is the visa section of the embassy compound.

One of the killed was an U.S. security guard and the other was the suicide bomber, said Yuksel.

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