MONITORING DESK: Turkey has blamed the United States for a failed military coup in the country.
According to the Arab News Agency, Turkey’s Interior Minister has blamed the United States for the failed military coup in the country in 2016, after which Turkey accused Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of President Erdogan.
Turkish Interior Minister said in his statement that the United States planned a military coup in Turkey which was carried out by Fethullah Gulen’s network and Europe was very active in this regard.
He added that it was very clear that the United States was behind the incident and that Fethullah Gulen’s organization had complied with US orders.
On the other hand, the US State Department has denied Turkey’s allegations and called it completely false.
The United States has said that the United States had no hand in the failed military coup in Turkey, but strongly condemned the incident, so the claim by Turkish officials is completely baseless.
The State Department added that making baseless and irresponsible claims against the United States in this regard runs counter to Turkey’s status as a strategic ally with the United States and NATO.
It should be noted that 250 civilians were killed during the failed military coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016.
Turkey had demanded the extradition of Fethullah Gulen from the United States after the incident, but the United States rejected Turkey’s demand due to lack of evidence.