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Rouhani pleased with survival of democratically-elected government in Turkey

Politics Materials 18 July 2016 23:35 (UTC +04:00)

President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday he was pleased with survival of the democratically-elected government in Turkey, IRNA reported.

'We are happy that today we are witnessing the return of stability and security in Turkey,' the president said in his official Twitter account.

Turkey faced a coup attempt by a number of Army forces early on Saturday.

After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call on the people to rush to the streets and the cooperation of part of the country's armed forces, the coup failed and security was restored across the country.

Some 290 people were killed and 1440 others were reportedly wounded in the abortive coup attempt in Turkey.

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