1. NATO chief gives full support to Turkish government: Officials

NATO chief gives full support to Turkish government: Officials

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed full support for the Turkish government during a telephone call with President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday and said there could be no room for military coups in a NATO member state, a senior Turkish official said.

By: | Istanbul | Published: July 18, 2016 9:14 PM
NATO reuters 660 The official said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had also spoken by phone with Erdogan on Monday and had denounced the coup attempt as unacceptable. (Reuters)

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed full support for the Turkish government during a telephone call with President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday and said there could be no room for military coups in a NATO member state, a senior Turkish official said.

The official said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had also spoken by phone with Erdogan on Monday and had denounced the coup attempt as unacceptable.

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