The timing of the blasts came as momentum toward a resolution of the Syrian issue has grown, said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, according to AA. "Such blasts taking place on Saturday were no coincidence," he told reporters in Berlin, where he was on an official trip.
"It is high time for the international community to define a joint stance against a regime that uses every brutal method on its own people," Davutoglu told reporters later Sunday, after talks with his German counterpart, Guido Westerwelle.
In a statement, the opposition Syrian National Coalition condemned the attacks.
"The Coalition sees these heinous terrorist acts as an attempt to take revenge on the Turkish people and punish them for their honorable support for the Syrian people, including their welcoming of Syrian refugees who have fled the regime's crimes in their villages and cities," it said. "The Coalition views this attack as a desperate and failed attempt to sow discord between the two peoples."
The conflict in Syria has repeatedly spilled across the border to Turkey, prompting Turkish security forces to reinforce the frontier. At Turkey's request, the NATO military alliance deployed several Patriot missile batteries to protect Turkish border cities from the threat of Syrian missile attacks.