US general changes position on military coup attempt in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.2
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Commander of the US Central Command Joseph Votel, who earlier said that the plotter generals in Turkey are “friends of the US”, has changed his position on the military coup attempt in the country, the Anadolu Agency reported Aug.2.
During the meeting with Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Aug.1, Votel said that he personally condemns the military coup attempt in Turkey.
The US general said that his visit to Ankara and meeting with the country’s officials is the bright example of the US support to Turkish government.
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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