Council of Europe head to visit Turkey on Feb 15


The Council of Europe’s chief will be arriving in the Turkish capital Ankara on Feb. 15 on a two-day working visit, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Feb. 12.

“Secretary General [Thorbjorn] Jagland was the first international figure to visit our country after July 15, [2016] to show his solidarity with our government and our people,” the ministry said in a statement, referring to last year’s defeated coup attempt.

“The secretary general’s visit will be the third visit to our country after the coup attempt,” the statement added.

The Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and its United States-based leader Fethullah Gülen are widely believed have orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured.


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