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Last night, Turkey suffered one of its most horrible nights in her history. I curse this coup attempt and those who participated in it. Those who open fire at their own people, who bomb their own national assembly can not be Turkish soldiers. They are terrorists.

The majority of the Turkish Armed Forces, including General Chief of Staff Hulusi Akar, stood beside Democracy. For this reason, I congratulate them very much.

Fetullah Gulen movement attacked Turkish Armed Forces in the past, and today they have attacked Turkish nation. One thing that is a relief is that the Army is being cleaned of these harmful groups. The army will end up stronger.

Those who are guilty should be punished, but acts that will harm the army and Mehmetcik can not be accepted. We need and continue to need this army in our region under these risks and geography.

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