EU's Mogherini expresses solidarity with Turkish people on anniversary of coup attempt

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Published 15.07.2019 13:39
European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini answers journalists' questions during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 15, 2019. (AFP Photo)
European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini answers journalists' questions during a Foreign Affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 15, 2019. (AFP Photo)

The EU on Monday expressed solidarity with the Turkish people as the nation marked the third anniversary of the failed coup attempt.

"Our solidarity with the Turkish people is not into question at all," the EU's High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini said in Brussels.

The Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Ankara accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

Addressing a meeting of foreign minister's council, Mogherini said the EU members do remember the day and night of July 15 very well.

"Today is the third anniversary of the attempted coup and I think that we all remember that day and that night very well," she added.

Mogherini said she also talked to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu "about Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean."

She said the member states will discuss the issue, as well as Iran nuclear deal, immigration, and situations in Africa and Libya.

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