By Ayse Dogru
Turkey on Tuesday demanded an explanation from Russia after a terrorist was sighted among participants at the Syria congress in Sochi, Russia, diplomatic sources said.
Turkey's official delegation saw Mihrac Ural, the leader of the THKP-C -- a pro-Syrian regime militia -- at the
The Turkish Foreign Ministry delegation reportedly demanded an explanation from Russia’s Defense and Foreign Ministries.
The delegation expressed their discomfort at the terrorist’s presence at the meeting in the Russian Black Sea city, as he was not included on the list of invited delegates given to Turkey.
In response, Russian officials said they would immediately look into the matter and report back, the sources added.
The guarantor countries in the Syrian peace process -- Russia, Iran
Turkey had repeatedly insisted that while all sectors of Syrian society would be included in the
Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early
Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN officials.