Jagland: Turkey – important country for Europe

Turkey is an important country for Europe, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland as saying Aug.3.

He made the remarks during the meeting with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara.

Jagland pointed out that the Council of Europe condemns the military coup attempt in Turkey.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.

Source: Trend News Agency