Turkey to save ties with Kyrgyzstan from shadow of FETÖ, says Erdoğan
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Turkey is determined to further enhance bilateral relations with Kyrgyzstan while rescuing it from "the shadow of FETÖ", President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept.2.
"We are resolute in further enhancing our relations in the upcoming period while saving it from the shadow of FETÖ," Erdoğan said at a ceremony at Manas University in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek.
Erdoğan warned Kyrgyzstan about FETÖ, saying it is a "treacherous and sneaky" organization.
FETÖ and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gülen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETÖ of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.