Obama speaks with Erdogan, expresses support for Turkish democracy

US President Barack Obama strongly has condemned "last week's attempt to violently remove the democratically-elected civilian government" in Turkey during a call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House says.

Obama lauded the Turkish people's "resolve against this violent intervention" during the call and urged that the "investigations and prosecution of the coup's perpetrators be conducted in ways that reinforce public confidence in democratic institutions and the rule of law."

Obama "made clear" the US would provide "appropriate assistance" to Turkish authorities investigating the coup attempt.

Last update: Tue, 19/07/2016 - 21:25

More from World

Ex-leader Jammeh leaves Gambia paving way for president's return

Gambians celebrated in the streets Saturday as ruler Yahya Jammeh left the country after 22 years in power,...

Trump's hiring of son-in-law doesn't violate nepotism laws

US President Donald Trump may hire his son-in-law Jared Kushner to be one of his most influential White House...

Trump vows support for intel community after Russia hacking spat

President Donald Trump vowed support for the US intelligence community in a visit to the Central Intelligence Agency...

Netanyahu wants to discuss Iranian threat with Trump

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu wants to coordinate future Iran policy with US President Donald Trump, he wrote...

Gambia's new president to establish commission to investigate Jammeh

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow said Saturday he plans to establish a commission to investigate potential...