Council of Europe’s secretary general due in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland will visit Turkey Aug.3, the NTV channel reported Aug.1.
During the visit, Jagland will hold a meeting with Turkish officials.
The dismissals of Fethullah Gulen’s supporters from Turkey’s state structures will be among the issues to be discussed during Jagland’s visit.
Fethullah Gulen was involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey.
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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