Time: 10:59 a.m. CEST
President Barack Obama said the United States is committed to bringing the perpetrators of the July 15 attempted coup in Turkey to justice, the Agence France Press reports. In the article published by the Hurryiet Daily News, the AFP says, at talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Obama said, ”We will make sure that those who carried out these activities are brought to justice.”
After the failed attempted coup, Ankara is blaming self-exiled Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen for the attempted coup. Gulen denied any involvement in the attempt to overthrow Erdogan. The September 4 meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 meeting in Hangzhou, China was the first meeting of two leaders since the events in Turkey on July 15. Obama assured Erdogan the U.S would offer cooperation to the Turkish authorities.
Turkey launched purge operations on many level of the Turkish society upon July 15 events. The U.S. requests a proof Gulen was actually involved in the coup attempt events.