December 27, 2016 / 11:45 AM / 3 years ago

Turkey has no confirmed information about video of soldiers -Deputy PM

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses the media in Ankara, Turkey February 20, 2016, as he is flanked by his deputies Tugrul Turkes (L), Numan Kurtulmus (2nd L) and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (R). REUTERS/Umit Bektas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has no confirmed information regarding an Islamic State video from Syria that claimed to show the death of two kidnapped Turkish soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Tuesday.

He was referring to a video released last week that purported to show two captured Turkish soldiers being burned to death, according to the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group which monitors militant groups online.

At a regular news conference in Ankara, Kurtulmus also said the government had made no decision regarding the potential extension of a state of emergency that has been in effect following a failed coup on July 15.

Reporting by Ercan Gurses, Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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