NATO Chief Calls on Turkey to Ensure ‘Respect for Democracy’ after Coup Attempt

World | July 18, 2016, Monday // 19:14|  views

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. File photo EPA/BGNES

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has condemned the attempted coup in Turkey and reiterated his support to the country’s democratic institutions.

“It is essential for Turkey, like all other Allies, to ensure full respect for democracy and its institutions, the constitutional order, the rule of law and fundamental freedoms,” Stoltenberg said in a statement on Monday.

Stoltenberg added that he had spoken to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the aftermath of the attempted coup and had “welcomed the strong support shown by the people and all political parties to democracy and to the democratically elected government.”


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