Turkish FM grateful to Turkic Council for solidarity in fight against Gulen

Türkiye Materials 26 July 2016 17:50 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has expressed gratitude to the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States [Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan] Ramil Hasanov for solidarity in the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen.

The remarks were made by Cavusoglu on Twitter.

Earlier, he also thanked Azerbaijan for supporting Ankara during the military coup attempt in Turkey.

“As we expected, Azerbaijan strongly supported Turkey during the military coup attempt. This support was reflected in the steps taken,” said the foreign minister, adding that this shows the brotherly relations between the two countries.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.


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