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    Turkey’s Ruling Party ‘Stronger Than Ever’ After Coup Attempt – Prime Minister

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    Turkey’s ruling conservative Justice and Development Party (AKP) is "stronger that ever," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Monday, a month after a coup was attempted in the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He vowed to "remove terror as a problem," specifically the Gulen movement and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), both of which are outlawed in Turkey.

    "Today we are stronger than ever… July 15 is a milestone. July 15 is the day when the nation’s independence and future were secured," Yildirim said, as quoted by the Anadolu news agency.

    On July 15, the Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup was taking place in the country. The attempt was suppressed by the following morning.

    Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,100 injured excluding the victims among the coup plotters, according to the country's authorities. Ankara has accused US-based dissident Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and his followers of playing a key role in the coup.

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