AMMAN, 18th December, 2016 (WAM) — Jordan expressed its solidarity with Turkey on Saturday after a blast that occurred near a bus in central Turkey, killing 13 soldiers and wounding 48 other people.

The Petra News Agency quoted Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, as expressing the Jordanian government’s condolences to the Turkish government and the families of the victims and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Mr. Momani, who is also the government’s spokesperson, reiterated Jordan’s call for intensifying international efforts, within a holistic approach, to deal with the dangers of terrorism, a major threat to global security.