U.S. Played No Role in Coup Attempt in Turkey, Ambassador Says

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Bulgaria: U.S. Played No Role in Coup Attempt in Turkey, Ambassador Says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) gestures as he is flanked by US Ambassador to Turkey John R. Bass (L) during their meeting with representatives of civil society in Istanbul, Turkey, January 22, 2016. EPA/BGNES

The U.S. Ambassador to Ankara has dismissed recent media reports and accusations that his country allegedly played a role in or knew in advance about the failed coup attempt in Turkey, Turkish news daily Hurriyet reported on Saturday.

“I continue to be deeply disturbed and offended by the accusations without a shred of fact in so much of the commentary in this country that the United States government was involved in this illegal coup attempt or must have known about this illegal coup attempt,” U.S.Ambassador John Bass said in remarks posted on hurriyetdailynews.com website.

[…] I just want to say again, as I’ve said before and as we’ve said from Washington, the United States government did not plan, direct, support or have any advance knowledge of any of the illegal activities that occurred the night of July 15 and into July 16. Full stop,” Bass said.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said last month that Turkey should avoid "public insinuations" about U.S. involvement in the foiled coup attempt. Kerry's comment followed allegations made by Turkish Labour Minister Faruk Celik that the U.S. government had been behind the coup.

 

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Fr Jack Hackett - 8 Aug 2016 // 09:52:27

All the meddling of the US in other countries does not usually come back to bite the US in the butt though. It usually bites the people in the countries the US has meddled in or as in our case, Europe will be one of the main sufferers as our culture and people are destroyed by mass immigration. The US,as usual is relatively safe, thousands of miles away across the Atlantic

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Rurik - 7 Aug 2016 // 11:50:34

Permanent lying and global meddling is a part and parcel of American "exceptionalism".

The Gas Streams: Wild dances around the Pipe are continuing and everyone has the own part to play ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIkZwRjQ9P8

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Sandro of Chegem - 7 Aug 2016 // 07:36:23

If a USA ambassador\'s mouth is moving, then it is all lies.
American pathological liars would rather climb a tree to lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth..
It is coming back to bite them on the butt, after all of their wars, illegal interference in internal EU affairs, & global meddling, in general..
Russia now has not only the Turkish Stream, but the South Stream, as well, to be paid for by the EU, where as before, Russia would pay for everything..
American liars & EU stupidity; you be the judge.

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