Turkey says 32 diplomats recalled by Ankara after coup still missing

AFP , Friday 12 Aug 2016

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news briefing in Tbilisi, Georgia, February 17, 2016 (Reuters)

Turkey on Friday said 32 Turkish diplomats were still missing despite being recalled by Ankara in the wake of last month's failed coup seeking to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Thirty-two of the 208 diplomats recalled to Turkey did not come back to Turkey," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters during a press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Ankara. He said Ankara had information that some had fled to other countries.

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