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Prime Minister Barzani's statement on the failed military coup in Turkey

SAT, 16 JUL 2016 16:17 | KRG Cabinet

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) - Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani released a statement on Saturday regarding the failed military coup in Turkey.

Prime Minister Barzani congratulated the people, President and Prime Minister of Turkey after the will of people defeated the coup d'etat planners.

Below is Prime Minister Barzani's statement:

We are pleased to see the triumph of the people of Turkey over a group of military officers who were trying to overthrow a legitimate government against the will of people.  We believe the failed coup will strengthen the institutions, government and people of Turkey and will prevent possible coup attempts in the future.

I congratulate Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, all parties and the people of Turkey, who had a major role in thwarting the coup.

The unity of Turkey's parties and figures helped to defend the legitimacy of the government and prevent Turkey and the entire region from plunging into a major chaos. The people protected the legitimacy of Turkey with their own blood.  We believe this illustrates the extraordinary awareness of the people and we believe this kind of awareness will encourage stability and dialogue and eliminate terror and chaos in our region.