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External Affairs Ministry advices Indians to avoid public places in Turkey

According to Turkish Prime Minister Benali Yildirim 161 people were killed and more than 1,400 hundred had been injured during the unrest

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Image Source:Wikimedia Commons
  • The Ministry of External Affairs has advised Indians to stay away from public places
  • Branding the attempt as an “act of treason” Erdogan in a press conference declared that those responsible for the uprising would have to pay a heavy price
  • Meanwhile, the key suspect for the attempted coup Fethullah Gulen has denied all the allegations

After an attempted military coup against the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Ministry of External Affairs has advised Indians to stay away from public places.

Ministry’s spokesperson Vikas Swarup recently took to Twitter and said:

 

Other tweets from the Ministry include:

 

The coup attempt began on late Friday, when President Erdogan was holidaying on a coast. Branding the attempt as an “act of treason” Erdogan in a press conference declared that those responsible for the uprising would have to pay a heavy price, reported telegraph.co.uk.

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Apparently, there are 800 Indian citizens in Turkey, Spokesperson Swarup informed in a tweet.

According to Turkish Prime Minister  Benali Yildirim 161 people were killed and more than 1,400 hundred had been injured during the unrest.

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Fethullah Gulen. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Meanwhile, the key suspect for the attempted coup Fethullah Gulen has denied all the allegations and said, “As someone who suffered under multiple military coups during the past five decades, it is especially insulting to be accused of having link to any such an attempt.  I categorically deny such accusations.”

– prepared by Bulbul Sharma, a staff-writer at NewsGram. Twitter handle: iBulbul_

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