"We offer our condolences to those who lost their lives and were injured as a result of the fire in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, and we wish the injured a speedy recovery."

APA's Istanbul correspondent was informed about this by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

Diplomatic sources said that Turkey asked the Chinese authorities to clarify the causes of the fire.