Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28
By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:
Ankara has information about that Fethullah Gulen, who was involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey, may escape from the US to another country, the Hurriyet newspaper quoted Turkey’s Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag as saying July 28.
However, the minister didn’t specify the country where Gulen can flee.
Earlier, Bozdag said that there are several countries to which Gulen can flee.
The minister said that Mexico, Canada, Egypt, Austria and South Africa are among those 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.