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    States Providing Military Support to Turkey May Be Behind Coup Attempt - Tehran

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    Countries that have provided Turkey with military assistance could have organized the recent coup attempt, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ibrahim Rahimpur said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On July 15, an attempt to overthrow the government took place in Turkey, it was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the plotters, according to the country's authorities.

    "The countries that have provided military support to Turkey attempted to stage a coup. We have not provided any military support or been involved in the coup," Rahimpur told RIA Novosti.

    He noted, however, that Iran was not in possession of decisive evidence that specifically the United States had been involved in the failed overthrow. "Many people are talking about this, but we don't have certain information yet."

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