A Turkish official has told the Guardian that French authorities were informed twice about the suicide bomber Omar IsmaïlMostefai by Turkey, but only received an information request about him after the Paris attacks.

The official said Mostefai entered Turkey in 2013 and there is no record of him leaving the country.

On 10 October 2014, Turkey received an information request regarding four terror suspects from the French authorities, but Mostefai was not among them.

During an investigation, the Turkish authorities identified Mostefai and notified their French counterparts twice – in December 2014 and June 2015 – the official said.

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