PM: Turkey leaves great tragedy behind

Türkiye Materials 16 July 2016 17:23 (UTC +04:00)
Turkey has left a great tragedy behind.
PM: Turkey leaves great tragedy behind

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 16


Turkey has left a great tragedy behind, the TRT Haber news channel quoted the country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying July 16.

The military coup attempt in Turkey is the handiwork of the movement of Fethullah Gulen [Islamic public figure currently residing in the US], said the prime minister.

Turkish people showed that the military coups are a thing of the past, added Yildirim.

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.

Acting Chief of General Staff Umit Dundar said July 16 that Turkish Army has nothing in common with the military coup attempt.

Dundar said the army, the government and the Turkish people have been able to prevent the coup attempt together.

He also said that Turkish Armed Forces killed 104 servicemen, who intended to carry out the coup.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that 161 people were killed during the attempted military coup in the country.

Yildirim said 2,836 servicemen involved in the coup attempt have been arrested.