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    Allegations of Rights Abuses in Turkey After Coup Attempt False - Official

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    Recent reports on human rights violations in Turkey after the July military coup attempt are not true, Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman says.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Kahraman said at the conference of European Presidents of Parliaments on Thursday that Turkey "will achieve compliance with the Constitution and all the human rights conventions" in which it is engaged.

    An attempted military coup took place in Turkey on July 15. It was suppressed the following day. Turkish authorities have accused US-based dissident cleric Fetullah Gulen of having incited the coup and demanded his extradition. Following the coup, thousands of people, mostly officials, legal and educational workers, were detained or dismissed, commonly over alleged ties to Gulenists.

    "There are malevolent forces in the West, who have made statements that Turkey violates human rights, the rule of law. These are hollow, false statements," Kahraman stressed on Thursday.

    More than 3000 people have turned to Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) to register their complaints about human rights violations during the investigation of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO) and detention conditions following the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey.

    Last month, Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland called on Turkey to "clean up" its institutions in line with the rule of law.

    In July, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accused Ankara of human rights violations after the military coup attempt in the country.


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