ISLAMABAD: The Turkish embassy in Islamabad on Thursday noticed the sixth anniversary of the July 15, 2016, failed coup try that claimed 251 lives and wounded 1000’s.
Dr. Mehmet Paçaci, Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye, addressing journalists in regards to the 15 July failed coup try by FETO, mentioned that it was the night time when Turkish democracy was protected by the Turkish individuals themselves below the management of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He mentioned, “on July 15, the existence of Türkiye was at risk when FETO terrorist group’s followers attacked however Turkish residents from all walks of life confirmed braveness and rendered sacrifices to guard their democratic authorities and establishments.
Ambassador mentioned that the followers of FETO tried to assassinate the President of the Republic of Türkiye and attacked the Prime Minister’s automobile. They bombarded the Grand Nationwide Meeting.
“The Police Particular Operations Heart, the essential counter-terrorism operational physique, was bombed by fighter jets, killing 55 cops and injuring tons of on the spot”, he added.
Tons of of civilians protesting the coup try in Ankara and Istanbul had been shot lifeless, he knowledgeable.
He mentioned that it was Fetullah Gülen’s FETO, a corporation that secretly labored in Türkiye for 40 years and its important objective was to take management of the state.
For 40 years, this group had brainwashed the nation’s kids, good minds within the identify of academic establishments, and turned them towards their very own nation.
On the peak of their energy, they managed 1000’s of colleges in Türkiye and greater than eight hundred academic institutes worldwide. As civil servants or army personnel, FETO members’ loyalty was to not the nation or to the state they served. They didn’t care about upholding the nation, Ambassador added.
Ambassador Dr. Mehmet Paçaci additional acknowledged that July fifteenth was a determined closing transfer of Fetullah Gülen and his followers to maintain their management and seize the state.
After July 15, 2016 coup try: The perpetrators of the fifteenth of July coup try have been delivered to justice primarily based on rule of regulation and basic rights and freedoms. A lot of judicial processes are nonetheless ongoing, he added.
The battle towards FETO buildings overseas is now among the many high priorities of our nation. Our important goal is to exhibit and show the truth that FETO additionally poses a risk to the safety of all international locations the place it stays energetic, Ambassador knowledgeable the media.
Since FETO is current in round 160 international locations, with 1000’s of colleges, companies, NGOs, and media homes.
Varied international locations and worldwide organizations have declared FETO as a terrorist group. Furthermore, FETO was declared a terrorist group within the forty third session of the Council of Overseas Ministers of the OIC held on 19 October 2016.
An analogous decision was handed in the course of the Asian Parliamentary Meeting on 1 December 2016 and ratified on the twelfth Convention of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC on 27 January 2017.
Along with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan additionally declared FETO a terrorist group with the decision rendered on 28 December 2018, he added.
Answering a query about FETO’s presence in Pakistan, the ambassador mentioned that two faculties of FETO had been now being supervised by Turkish NGOs and we respect Pakistan for closing down these faculties of FETO on the Turkey authorities’s request.
Commenting on the current go to of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif to Türkiye, Ambassador mentioned that it was a profitable go to and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is anticipated to go to Pakistan in September this yr. Throughout his go to, each international locations are anticipated to signal a number of bilateral trades and different infrastructure associated agreements.