Turkish coup d'état attempt
A delegation from Justice Ministry visited Strasbourg last week in order to brief the Council of Europe about post-coup attempt prosecutions in Turkey, Turkish Ambassador to the Council of Europe Erdoğan İşcan has said.
A working group came together "for consultations to develop compatibility in standards between Turkey and the Council of Europe," İşcan told the Hürriyet Daily News.
"I have said that 90 percent of Turks agree on only two things: That there is a God and that FETÖ [the Fethullahist Terror Organization] is behind the coup," Oğuz Kaan Salıcı told me, while speaking about the meetings of the foreign affairs commission in the United States, right after the coup.
The Turkish people and political parties who defied the July 15 coup attempt set "an example to people around the world, striving for freedom to live in peace and dignity," according to the United Nations' undersecretary-general.
The Turkish Parliament will discuss over a number of new measures to prevent future attempts to stage a military coup in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, as legal procedures have already been launched to heavily punish plotters. Yıldırım said July 15 will be marked as the democracy fest for Turkey as the coup attempt was foiled thanks to the prudence of the Turkish people.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuoşğlu has said Ankara has demanded return of eight coup attempter soldiers , who landed on Alexandroupolis in Greece.
"We demanded the urgent return of eight traitor soldiers who escaped to Greece on a helicopter," he said.
The minister said Greek authorities said they were ready to cooperate.
Any country that would harbor Fethullah Gülen, the leader of the parallel state that is regarded as the mastermind of July 15's coup attempt would not be Turkey's friend, the Turkish prime minister has said, obviously urging the United States where the self-exile religious leader lives since late 1990s.