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    Putin Stresses Inadmissibility of Violence in Call With Erdogan

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed the inadmissibility of violence and actions contradicting the states' constitutions, the Kremlin press service said in a statement on Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The telephone conversation took place on July 16 and was initiated by the Russian side.

    "Vladimir Putin stressed the principled Russian line on strict inadmissibility of actions against states' constitution and resorting to violence amid the violent attempt to overthrow the democratically elected Turkish authorities that took place overnight into July 16," the statement read.

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during an iftar event in Ankara, Turkey, June 27, 2016
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    The Kremlin added that Putin expressed to Erdogan his condolences over the number of victims among civilians and law enforcers that countered the coup attempt.

    Late on Friday, Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup took place in the country. The coup was suppressed several hours later. Over 260 people were killed and hundreds were injured during the events, while nearly 3,000 people have already been detained.


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