Kuwaiti National Guard Delegation Visits Turkey

Reuters Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)20.10.2015 Kuwait
Kuwaiti National Guard Delegation Visits Turkey

Kuwaiti National Guard Delegation Visits Turkey

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A delegation from the Kuwaiti National Guard, headed by Major General Faleh Shuja' Faleh (photo) arrived in Ankara on Sunday to discuss military and security cooperation with the Turkish Gendarmerie Forces, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The visit comes within the framework of strengthening cooperation between Kuwait and Turkey, and to become acquainted with the military and security tasks of the Turkish Gendarmerie, Major General Faleh told KUNA in a statement.

This visit also reflects keenness of the senior leadership of the National Guard to keep up with what's new in the security institutions in brotherly countries to push the development wheel in the National Guard, he added.

Meanwhile, Turkish authorities have confirmed the identity of one of two suicide bombers who blew themselves up outside Ankara's main train station on October 10, killing 102 people, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

In an interview on Turkey's AHaber TV, Davutoglu said investigations into the second attacker were continuing.

He said 15 people had been detained in connection with the bombing, four of whom had been remanded in custody.

Footage screened by broadcaster CNN Turk showed a line of young men and women holding hands and dancing during a peace rally on October 10, and then flinching as a large explosion flashed behind them, engulfing people carrying HDP and leftist party banners.

“Like other terror attacks, the one at the Ankara train station targets our unity, togetherness, brotherhood and future,” said Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has vowed to crush a Kurdish militant insurgency since the collapse of a ceasefire and resumption of intense violence in July.

Witnesses said the two explosions happened seconds apart shortly after 10 a.m. as crowds, including HDP activists, leftists, labor unions and other civic groups, gathered for a planned march to protest over the deaths of hundreds since conflict resumed between Security Forces and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the mainly Kurdish southeast.

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