Turkish Police and Army Heads meet in Istanbul hotel
19:03, 18 July 2016

Turkish Police and Army Heads meet in Istanbul hotel

Special operation forces and armored vehicles surrounded hotel

19:03, 18 July 2016

The Heads of the Turkish police and Army met under extraordinary security measures in Levent hotel in Istanbul, CNN Turk reports.

The hotel was surrounded by the Special Forces units and armored vehicles. Police Head Mustafa Çalışkan and First Army General Ümit Dündar took part in the meeting.

Earlier Merkel stated that Death penalty will end negotiations with Turkey on EU membership.

Recall that Mogherini stated that Turkey will not become EU member if it allows death penalty

Kerry also urged Turkey to commit to the principles of democracy, or its NATO membership will be at risk.

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

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