Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
The movement of Fethullah Gulen is not as strong as it was before the military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, the country’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral said July 12.
He made the remarks in Baku at a press conference dedicated to the anniversary of the military coup attempt in Turkey.
“However, in order to eliminate the threat posed by the Gulen movement, it is necessary to fight until the end and completely destroy it,” he said. “To date, great success has been achieved in the fight against the Gulen movement.”
Ozoral noted that about 130,000-140,000 people were detained and about 45,000 of them were arrested due to the military coup attempt.
The ambassador went on to add that Turkey continues contacts with the US, where Fethullah Gulen resides.
The Turkish authorities accuse Fethullah Gulen of being involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016.
On July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country as 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.
More than 200 people were killed during the attempted coup.