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Turkey's embassy in Thailand questions reports saying that bombing suspects are Turkish

  • A visitor places a candle as an offering for Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    A visitor places a candle as an offering for Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam.. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image released by the Royal Thai Police shows a man who was arrested at an apartment on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, along with evidence police said included bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports. Thai investigators said they have linked this man to the Erawan Shrine bombing on Aug. 17. (Royal Thai Police via AP)

    This image released by the Royal Thai Police shows a man who was arrested at an apartment on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Bangkok, Thailand, along with evidence police said included bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports. Thai investigators said they have linked this man to the Erawan Shrine bombing on Aug. 17. (Royal Thai Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A visitor applies gold leaf as a tribute to Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    A visitor applies gold leaf as a tribute to Phra Phrom, the Thai interpretation of the Hindu god Brahma, at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Thai police said Wednesday that the fingerprints of a foreign man arrested at Thailand's border with Cambodia match those found on a bottle containing bomb-making material, as the investigation into last month's deadly bombing in Bangkok gathered steam. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

The Turkish Embassy in Thailand is casting doubt on reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people.

A statement posted Thursday on the embassy's website says it has not received any official notification from Thai authorities concerning arrest warrants issued for at least three persons believed to Turkish nationals. It also quotes a Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman noting that the embassy has stated that a suspect arrested with a fake Turkish passport is not Turkish.

The Turkish connection has boosted a theory the suspects may be part of a group seeking to avenge Thailand's forced repatriation of ethnic Uighurs to China in July. Uighurs (pronounced WEE-gurs) are related to Turks, and Turkey is home to a large Uighur community.