Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in his new statement accused the West of supporting terrorism and the military coup in Turkey. Statements of the Turkish President was on Tuesday, 2 August, in Ankara.
“Now I ask: the West supports terrorism or not? Whether the West is on the side of democracy or on the side of coups and terror? Unfortunately, the West supports terrorism and is on the side of the coup”, — quotes the words of Erdogan, the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News.
Erdogan complained that the Turkish authorities have not received support from Western countries after the military coup in the country. “We have not received the support expected from our friends, neither during nor after the attempted coup,” he said.
Earlier, Erdogan accused the West of lack of solidarity with Turkey after the mutiny. The President then noted that States that are more worried about the fate of the rebels, and not of Turkish democracy, can’t be friends with Ankara.
The attempted coup happened in Turkey in the night of July 16. The rebels seized some government buildings in Ankara and Istanbul. Later, the authorities announced the capture of the situation in the country under control. After the incident, the country introduced a state of emergency.
The event also resulted in the dismissal of 1,6 thousand military personnel and the reform of the armed forces. The Turkish authorities believe the mastermind of the coup living in the United States Turkish writer and former preacher Fethullah Gulen. That his involvement in the coup denies.