Turkish defense minister sees remaining coup threat

Turkish defense minister sees remaining coup threat

The threat to the current government of Turkey still exists despite the fact that the military coup attempt was quashed, the Turkish Minister of National Defense Fikri Isik said.

"As of today the coup was prevented, but we can’t say the threat is gone. That is why dear Istanbulites we ask you to closely follow every statement of Mr. President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan), and stay at the squares until Mr. President says, ‘Ok, you can return home now’," Isik told protesters against the coup attempt in Istanbul.

Turkey had known many coups, "but we never witnessed such a flagrant act of betrayal as that last coup attempt," TASS cited Isik as saying.

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