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.
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.