World Bulletin / News Desk
NATO has reiterated its support for Turkish people as the nation marked first anniversary of the defeated coup attempt Saturday.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: "I reiterate my strong message that any attempt to undermine democracy in any of our allied countries is unacceptable.”
Mentioning about his visit to Ankara in the aftermath of the coup attempt he said: “I still remember the shock I felt seeing the damage inflicted at the parliament building by the bombardments of the coup plotters.”
Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
NATO Secretary General said: “On this important occasion, I once again pay homage to the memories of those who lost their lives during the critical hours of the coup attempt…"
Stoltenberg also paid tribute to Turkish people, who stood up against this heinous act in defense of its elected government and democratic institutions.
Countries sign deals on energy, industry and trade
Turkish citizens arrived in Aegean resort of Bodrum after being stranded on Kos
Muslim Turks in Greece's Western Thrace region welcome promotion of new Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Cavusoglu
Premier Yildirim warns against making 'worrying statements' targeting businessmen keen on investing in Turkey
President will seek to resolve crisis among Gulf countries during visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar
Warrants also issued in capital Ankara for over 150 suspects, including 20 Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry staff
BIST 100 index drops 0.25 percent while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at around 3.52
Nationwide demonstrations in Turkey planned for after Friday prayers
Turkish General Staff shared details of counter-terrorism operations from July 13 to 20
Handover ceremony held at many ministries following Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday
More than 194 million vehicles used Turkey's bridges, highways in first half of 2017
March aims to commemorate young teacher killed by PKK terrorists, CHP lawmaker says
Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin reiterates Turkey's expectation from Europe, US to extradite FETO members
Ferit Polat was among 7 terrorists killed in counter-terrorism operation in Kars province
Turkish premier attends ceremonies marking 43rd anniversary of Turkey’s intervention in Cyprus as guarantor power
Turkish Foreign Ministry says 'double standards' on show in German commentary over recent Istanbul arrests