Turkish deputy PM: West can increase pressure on Ankara

Türkiye Materials 29 July 2016 17:25 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus doesn’t rule out that the West can increase pressure on Ankara after the military coup attempt in Turkey, the CNN Turk TV channel reported July 29.

The anti-Turkey activities of Fethullah Gulen’s movement won’t be confined to a military coup attempt, he added.

“Gulen movement will by all means try to carry out anti-Turkey propaganda in western countries,” said Kurtulmus.

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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