John Kerry to visit Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 4.
Kerry’s visit to Turkey will take place in late August, according to the TV channel.
The US Secretary of State will meet with Turkish officials, as well as Chief of the General Staff of the country’s Armed Forces Hulusi Akar within the framework of the visit.
This will be Kerry’s first visit to Turkey after the military coup attempt.
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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