Turkey’s Coup Probe ‘Legitimate’, Says German FM
Frank-Walter Steinmeier tells Council of Europe meeting July 15 coup plot ‘terrified and shocked all’
On July 15, more than 240 people were martyred and around 2,200 others injured when a section of the armed forces tried to overthrow the government.
Steinmeier also welcomed Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s remarks on Ankara’s post-coup investigation.
Cavusoglu had told European lawmakers on Wednesday: “We continue to cooperate with the Council of Europe during the process. We are informing them about our legislative regulations.
“The process runs [in accordance] with the Council of Europe [standards] and basic values.”
Steinmeier said it was important that Turkey carry out the investigation in accordance with the principles of a lawful state.
Turkey has accused FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, of organizing a long-running campaign to topple the state through the infiltration of institutions such as the military, police and judiciary.