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    People pose with policemen after troops involved in the coup surrendered on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 16, 2016.

    Turkey Coup Attempt Unlikely to Affect Syria Political Process

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    The failed military coup in Turkey will not have long-term implications for UN’s attempts to reach a political solution for Syria, a deputy spokesman said at the Monday briefing.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — The UN-brokered talks on Syrian reconciliation in Geneva were put on hold in early June after the latest round ended in April.

    "We don’t believe that this should have any long-term adverse effect on the work that we are doing in Syria," Farhan Haq told journalists.

    There have been concerns that instability in Turkey could weaken Ankara’s control of the border with Syria and the cross-border flow of fighters and weapons.

    Thousands of judiciary and senior civil service members have been removed from office in Turkey and thousands military personnel arrested since last Friday’s attempt by the military to grab power in Turkey.


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