PM: Akinci military base to be closed in Turkey

Türkiye Materials 29 July 2016 16:41 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 16:20)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The Akinci military base near Ankara, which was the headquarters of those involved in the military coup attempt, will be closed, Binali Yildirim, Turkish prime minister, said, TRT Haber TV channel reported July 29.

Yildirim added that Fethullah Gulen, who is directly involved in the military coup attempt, will be extradited from the US.

He stressed that Gulen’s terrorist organization tried to break Turkey’s national unity through a military coup.

"The period of coups passed in Turkey long time ago," Yildirim said.

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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