11:15 GMT14 May 2021
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    Moscow confirms its readiness for constructive cooperation with the lawfully elected Turkish leadership, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, following a failed coup attempt in Turkey.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the ministry the escalation of the situation in Turkey in the context of terrorist threats faced by the country challenges international and regional stability.

    "We confirm readiness for join constructive work with the lawfully elected leadership of the Republic of Turkey to promote bilateral relations to the benefit of the peoples of our countries, for the search of efficient ways to solve urgent international issues linked with anti-terror fight, primarily," the statement said.

    Moscow called on "the authorities and people of Turkey to solve the existing problems without violence, and to respect the constitutional order."

    Late Friday night, members of Turkey's armed forces on July 15 tried to stage a military coup, citing the necessity to "reinstall the constitutional order, democracy, human rights and freedoms, to ensure that the rule of law once again reigns in the country, for law and order to be reinstated."


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