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UK prime minister condemns coup attempt in Turkey

Newly appointed premier Theresa May calls on all parties to respect Turkey's democratic constitution

18.07.2016
UK prime minister condemns coup attempt in Turkey British Prime Minister Theresa May

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LONDON

Newly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May emphasized Britain’s support for Turkey's "democratic elected institutions" Monday.

During her first appearance as prime minister in the House of Commons at a debate about the U.K.’s nuclear weapons system, May told lawmakers: "We firmly condemn the attempted coup by certain members of the Turkish armed forces.

"Everything must be done to prevent further violence."

May also called all parties to respect Turkey's democratic constitution.

The British premier added that she expects to speak with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the near future.

On Friday night, rogue military elements attempted to overthrow Turkey’s democratically elected government by force. Over 200 people were martyred and more than 1,500 wounded in the ensuing violence.


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