Erdogan criticizes operations against Gulen movement
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 7
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the operations on fighting the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of involvement in a military coup attempt, the Haber 7 newspaper reported Sept. 7.
Erdogan stressed that some media outlets sometimes disseminate false information about officials who have never had any relations with the Gulen movement.
President Erdogan added that there are some confusing cases in the operations against the Gulen movement, the report said.
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 had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246, 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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