Former PM: Turkish Army – not accomplice of military coup attempt
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16
Turkish Army is not an accomplice of the military coup attempt in the country, said Turkey’s former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, TRT Haber news channel reported July 16.
Davutoglu said all political parties in Turkey have demonstrated unity in the face of threat of a military coup.
He added that Turkey is not the country where the government can be overthrown through a military coup.
A coup attempt was launched in Turkey late on July 15 by a group of Turkish military servicemen.
There were reports saying that Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was seized. Reports also indicated that 46 military men headed the attempt.
Later, Turkish officials announced that the attempt was foiled.
Death toll as a result of the coup attempt has reached 90, while more than 150 people have been wounded.
Police have arrested more than 1,563 people in connection with the coup attempt.
The acting chief of the Turkish General Staff said earlier that Armed Forces killed 104 servicemen, who intended to carry out the military coup.