Turkish diplomat in Russia flees to Japan

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 14:23 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

One of the diplomats, an employee of Turkish consulate in Kazan, Russia, has fled to Japan, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying July 28.

That diplomat had ties to the terrorist organization of Fethullah Gulen, said the foreign minister.

He pointed out that 88 employees, including two ambassadors were dismissed from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry as part of the fight against Gulen movement.

“Currently, the ties of a number of Turkish ambassadors to Gulen movement are being studied,” said Cavusoglu.

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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