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Turkey condemns, 'deeply concerned' by coup in Myanmar

Turkish Foreign Ministry urges immediate release of all elected leaders, civilians, detained in Myanmar coup

Burak Bir, Gozde Bayar   | 01.02.2021
Turkey condemns, 'deeply concerned' by coup in Myanmar

ANKARA 

Turkey on Monday "strongly" condemned a military coup in Myanmar.

In a written statement, Turkish Foreign Ministry said the country was "deeply concerned" by the power grab as "Turkey opposes any kind of military intervention."

Earlier, Myanmar's military announced that it has seized power and would rule the country for at least a year after detaining the country's top leaders.

The military declared a state of emergency hours after detaining de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint and other senior members of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party.

Urging the immediate release of all elected leaders and civilians who have reportedly been detained in the putsch, it called for the new parliament, formed by the people's free will, to convene "as soon as possible" and quickly remove the obstacles placed in front of elected leaders and democratic institutions.

The ministry also expressed hope that these developments would not worsen the situation of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims.

Turkey’s parliament speaker also condemned the coup in Myanmar.

In a Twitter post, Mustafa Sentop expressed hope that coups, which he said ignore the will of the people, will no longer be experienced in any country in the world.

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