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Turkey PM says Germany must choose between Ankara and alleged coup plotters

AFP , Tuesday 16 May 2017
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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday said Germany must decide between its friendship with Ankara and alleged coup plotters, after Berlin granted political asylum to some of its military officials with suspected links to last year's failed putsch.

"Germany must decide on one thing: if it wants to further improve its relations with Turkey..., then it must turn its face to the Turkish republic" not to supporters of US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, Yildirim said. Gulen is blamed by Ankara for orchestrating the failed coup in July last year.

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