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Kerry: NATO can eliminate Turkey due to democracy breach
15:31, 18 July 2016
Kerry: NATO can eliminate Turkey due to democracy breach

He highlights scale of cleanups that go far from coup attempt

15:31, 18 July 2016

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Turkey threatens its membership in NATO unless the State's government starts to commit to the principles of democracy after the failed military takeover. US Secretary General John Kerry said this during briefing, Independent reports.

The United States and EU highly recommend Turkish authorities to follow the principles of democracy in their counter measures to coup attempt.

"US urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation's democratic institutions and the rule of law", Kerry stated.

He also stressed that America stands squarely on the side of the elected leadership in Turkey.

"We will certainly support bringing the perpetrators of the coup to justice but we also caution against a reach that goes beyond that and stress the importance of the democratic rule being upheld," he added.

Related: CNN: Turkey coup attempt: Over 6,000 held

Related: Reuters: 8,000 Turkish policemen fired due to involvement in military coup attempt

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