Turkey’s presidential administration: Ankara praises Azerbaijan’s role in fighting Gulen movement (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey highly appreciates Azerbaijan’s role in Ankara’s fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen, Turkey’s presidential administration told Trend Aug.4.
Azerbaijan made a significant contribution to Ankara’s fight against the Gulen movement and Turkey expects such reaction from other brotherly countries as well, said the presidential administration.
“Azerbaijan’s support to Turkey in its fight against the Gulen movement is another bright example of brotherly relations between Baku and Ankara,” said Turkey’s presidential administration.
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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