U.S. against coup in Turkey-Obama

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

United States President, Barack Obama has condemned the attempted coup in Turkey. He says America would support the democratically elected government in Turkey.

Obama spoke after the Turkish military attempted to seize power in Turkey.

A White House statement issued from the Office of the Press Secretary, said Obama had spoken with John Kerry, Secretary of State, to discuss the events in Turkey and unanimously voted for democracy to remain in the country.

The statement obtained from the White House twitter handle: @WhiteHouse reads:

“The President spoke tonight with Secretary of State, John Kerry to discuss the events in Turkey. The President and Secretary agreed that all parties in Turkey should support the democratically-elected government of Turkey, show restraint, and avoid any violence or bloodshed.

“The secretary underscored that the State Department will continue to focus on the safety and security of US citizens in Turkey. The President asked the Secretary to continue to keep him updated as the situation unfolds.”

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Source:: PM Newspaper