The United States has officially accused Erdogan of plotting to overthrow him. The American response was very immediate. Read what is happening between the two countries in the article below.
Turkey blames US for regime change in 2016 when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was ousted
Turkey has accused the United States of trying to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Americans’ response was immediate and to the point.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleiman Jolie on Thursday accused the United States of being behind a failed plot to oust then-President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The United States denies the allegations made by Turkey
As a result, Washington’s State Department immediately denied the allegations, Reuters reported.
Suleiman Choil addedIt is very clear that the United States is behind the events (events) of July 15. Fetto was the one who hanged them on their orders“, When”Europe was excited”. The minister said he had expressed this view from the outset.
250 people died in the 2016 regime change
In fact, Ankara has long been repeatedly blamed for the July 15, 2016 coup attempt that killed more than 250 people, a network led by Fethullah Kulan, a Muslim cleric known as FETO in Turkey.
Fethullah Gulen, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is also being deported to the United States, which has rejected Turkey’s request for his extradition. In addition, Bethullah Gulen denied any involvement in the plot to overthrow the Turkish president.
The allegations are baseless
”The United States was not involved in the 2016 coup attempt in Turkey and immediately condemned it. Contrary to what senior Turkish officials have said, the latest allegations are completely false“, Reports the US State Department.
Further, An American company equivalent to a foreign ministry has shown it “The unsubstantiated and irresponsible claims about US responsibility for events in Turkey contradict Turkey’s position as a NATO ally and US strategic partner.”.
Turkey wants to rebuild relations with the United States and the European Union
Washington refuses to extradite Fethullah at the request of Ankara, saying there is no evidence that he committed the crime. The Turkish interior minister’s allegations come at a time when his country is trying to mend tense relations with the United States, but with the European Union.
Washington allowed Ankara to buy Russian anti-aircraft missile systems in 2020, and Turkey has threatened the European Union to take action on its dispute with Greece in the eastern Mediterranean. Therefore, Turkey announced that it had reached a “positive agenda” with the EU and wanted to improve relations with the United States at the beginning of Joe Biden’s presidency.