Turkish FM: Kyrgyzstan can face coup with participation of Gulen’s supporters

Türkiye Materials 28 July 2016 18:01 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 28

By Orkhan Guluzade - Trend:

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu doesn’t rule out the possibility of a coup in Kyrgyzstan with participation of Fethullah Gulen’s supporters.

Talking to CNN Turk TV channel July 28, Cavusoglu said he believes that if a coup takes place in Kyrgyzstan, Gulen movement is behind it.

Turkey will make every effort so that other countries would also start active fight against the Gulen movement, added the foreign minister.

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.