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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Putin and Erdogan discussed a coup attempt in Turkey

The press service of the Kremlin reported that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held telephone talks during which they discussed the attempted coup in Turkey. Meanwhile, Putin and Erdogan agreed to meet in the near future. Previously this meeting was arranged in the framework of improving relations between Russia and Turkey.

photo: kremlin.ru

The conversation, as reported in the Kremlin, was held at the Russian initiative. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Turkish leader that Russia adheres to the principled policy of categorical inadmissibility of anti-constitutional action and violence.

Also Vladimir Putin gave Recep Erdogan’s condolences over the numerous victims among civilians and law enforcement officers who confronted the conspirators. The Russian President wished a speedy restoration of constitutional order in Turkey and stability.

It is worth Recalling that according to the latest data in the course of events in the night of Saturday killed 265 people, including 104 people – supporters of the coup. To date, delayed for 6 thousand people issued numerous warrants for the arrests of judges, including the constitutional and Supreme courts, are cleaning in the army.

In his speech the President of Turkey thanked the Russian leader for his stance on the attempts of military rebellion, and assured that Turkey will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the many Russian tourists who arrived in the Republic as a result of warming relations between the two countries.

It is also reported that Erdogan and Putin confirmed that the previously reached agreement on a personal meeting of heads of Turkey and Russia remains in force.

Coup in Turkey. Chronicle of events

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