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    US-Turkey Cooperation Within NATO, Anti-Daesh Coalition Unchanged - Kerry

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    The US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that the cooperation between the United States and Turkey in NATO framework and work of the coalition against Daesh will remain unchanged despite the coup attempt.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The coup attempt was suppressed by early Saturday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stating that all coup supporters were identified and would be apprehended as the country was returning to normal life.

    "As of this moment [following the coup attempt], Turkey’s cooperation with us in our counterterrorism efforts, in our NATO obligations, and in our regional efforts with respect to Syria and ISIS have not been affected negatively. All of that has continued as before," Kerry said before the meeting with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.

    Over 180 people were killed and 1,470 were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained, according to the prime minister.

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