“There is still no clear information from our armed forces or defence ministry to confirm these video images,” Numan Kurtulmus says
IT HAD NO CONFIRMATION OF A VIDEO PUBLISHED BY IS
Turkey on Tuesday said it had no confirmation of a video published by Islamic State (IS) jihadists purportedly showing the burning to death of two Turkish troops captured in Syria.
“There is still no clear information from our armed forces or defence ministry to confirm these video images,” Kurtulmus told reporters in Ankara in televised comments.
IF THERE IS CONFIRMED INFORMATION, IT WILL BE SHARED WITH THE PUBLIC
“If there is confirmed information, it will be shared with the public,” he said.
But Kurtulmus added that terror groups were “vile mechanisms” and were seeking to “spread desperation” through fear.
“In particular social media is not the place for irresponsible publications,” he said, warning that “some friends in the media should please watch their step”.
“Turkey is at the moment in a de-facto war with Daesh (IS),” he added.