Turkish PM: PKK, Gulen movement pursue same goals
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group and the movement of Fethullah Gulen pursue the same goals, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying Aug.4.
He pointed out that the purpose of PKK and Gulen movement is to weaken Turkey and make it vulnerable.
Istanbul court has adopted a decision to arrest Fethullah Gulen who is accused of organizing 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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