Turkey thanked Russia for support during the coup attempt

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Turkey grateful to Russia for the support of government during a coup attempt two years ago. About the Agency TASS said the Turkish Ambassador Hüseyin Dirioz.

“Turkey is grateful to Russia for the fact that she was one of the first countries to support the legitimate government and denounced the illegal actions of the coup”, — he said.

July 15, 2016 in Turkey, there was a coup which took the lives of 248 people, more than 2.7 thousand were injured. The coup ended in failure. The next day after that Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia adheres to the principled policy of categorical inadmissibility of anti-constitutional action and violence.

As reported on the website of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights, for two years, the authorities have arrested 160 thousand people, the army and the civil service laid off more than 150 thousand people. Was closed 12 non-governmental organizations, three Newspapers and one TV channel. In addition, jobs lost 199 academics.

After Perevoloka deteriorated relations between Ankara and the European Union. In Brussels, criticized the subsequent reaction of the Turkish authorities, mass arrests and other measures of Ankara, was also suspended preparations for the opening of new chapters of the negotiation file on the accession of Turkey to the European Union.

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