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Mogherini convey urgent meeting of EU member states Foreign ministers to assess the situation in Turkey

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 05:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16

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EU High Representative Federica Mogherini conveyed an urgent meeting of EU member states Foreign ministers and their representatives, currently in Ulaanbataar for the Asem summit, to assess the situation in Turkey and coordinate political messages and support to European Union's citizens in Turkey. They expressed support to the democratic institutions of the country and condemned the use of violence against them, EU website reported. They agreed that any escalation of violence involving civilians has to be avoided.

The ministers will meet again in Brussels for the Foreign Affairs Council, and will discuss again the situation in Turkey at that occasion.

The HRVP spoke with Turkish Foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and has been in contact in these hours with other Foreign ministers and with NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

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