Turkish Cabinet of Ministers holding meeting

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A meeting of Turkey’s Cabinet of Ministers is being held under chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Anadolu Agency reports.

The Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar is also taking part in the meeting, which is being held at the presidential palace in Ankara.

Akar is expected to address the meeting with a report on the July 15 military coup attempt, organized by Fethullah Gulen movement.

Turkey accuses Fethullah Gulen of organizing the military coup attempt.

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.

Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stands at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.

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

2016.08.15 / 15:59
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