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EU Commission chief calls for reviving ties with Turkey

EU Commission chief calls for reviving ties with Turkey

The government behaved unjustly toward people instead of holding the real coup plotters to account, he stated, adding that the country urgently needs normalization. "Our people only had the flag and faith".

President Donald Trump's administration is taking Turkey's extradition request "more seriously" than Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, Kilic told a news conference later on Friday, but he did not elaborate. "Enough now. you even get it on the phone. how can there be such an insult, it's like a nightmare", opposition lawmaker Aykut Erdogdu wrote on Twitter.

In the aftermath of the putsch, some 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from jobs in the civil service and private sector and more than 50,000 were detained for alleged links to the putsch, alarming Turkey's Western allies and rights groups, who say President Tayyip Erdogan is using the coup as a pretext to muzzle dissent.

A number of commemorative events took place around Istanbul, Ankara and other big cities to mark the anniversary of the coup.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan marked the anniversary of a failed coup with a pair of speeches in which he said Turkey needed to forge its own path. The attempt was carried out by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace at Home Council.

According to the Turkish government, Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its USA -based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and almost 2,200 injured.

The government accused the coup leaders of being linked to the Gülen movement, which is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey and led by Fethullah Gülen, a Turkish businessman and cleric who lives in Pennsylvania.