EU against military coups
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 9
The EU is against military coups both in the Union’s members and neighbors, the TRT Haber news channel quoted the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini as saying Sept. 9.
She pointed out that the EU supports the democratically elected Turkish government.
Touching upon Turkey’s military operations in Syria, Mogherini said the EU sees no military solution to the Syrian crisis.
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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