Turkish FM: Azerbaijan made significant contribution to fighting Gulen movement

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Azerbaijan has made significant contribution to the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying July 28.

Azerbaijan’s support to fighting the Gulen movement should be an example for the brotherly countries for Turkey, according to the foreign minister.

Earlier, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry appealed to a number of countries in relation to fighting the terrorist organization of Fethullah Gulen.

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.


Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu