US vice president praises Turkey's handling of coup bid

Joe Biden says Turkish people backed democracy bravely against tanks and fighter jets

US vice president praises Turkey's handling of coup bid

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden praised Thursday Turkish people’s resistance to the deadly July 15 coup attempt which resulted in 240 deaths.

Speaking at a news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the capital Stockholm, Biden said Turkish people supported democracy bravely against tanks and fighter jets. 

Asked about the extradition case of Fetullah Gulen, the U.S.-based head of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization said to be behind the defeated coup, Biden said that he understood the anger of Turkey against Gulen, but the decision was up to U.S. courts.

The U.S vice president arrived in Stockholm late Wednesday for a two-day visit after departing from Turkey.

Biden was in the Turkish capital Ankara on Wednesday for a one-day visit in which he met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman.

He also toured the parliament building that was bombed twice during the failed coup attempt July 15.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2016, 09:00
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