Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Western countries, which, in his opinion, failed to show solidarity with Turkey in connection with the failed attempt of a military coup, reports Reuters.
The President noted that States that are more worried about the fate of the rebels, and not of Turkish democracy, can’t be friends with Ankara.
In addition, all claims filed in connection with the abuse of it, Erdogan would be withdrawn, he said. This “one-off” gesture caused feelings of unity against the attempted mutiny, said the head of state.
On the night of July 16, in Turkey there was a military coup attempt. The rebels seized some government buildings in Ankara and Istanbul. Later, the authorities announced the capture of the situation in the country under control.
According to the authorities, the mastermind of the coup were living in the United States Turkish writer and former preacher Fethullah gülen. In turn, he denies involvement in the coup.
Last week, Turkey has denied the US request for the extradition of Gulen. U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, commenting on the accusations of the Turkish side addressed to the writer, stressed that Ankara should provide any evidence.
After a coup attempt in Turkey, the European Commissioner for digital economy and society Gunther Oettinger expressed the view that Ankara will not provide a visa-free regime before the end of this year in connection with government policy. He said that currently this issue is being discussed in the European Parliament.