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Response to Turkish Statements on the 2016 Attempted Coup in Turkey

Press Statement
Ned Price, Department Spokesperson
February 4, 2021

The United States had no involvement in the 2016 attempted coup in Turkey and promptly condemned it. Recent assertions to the contrary made by senior Turkish officials are wholly false.

These remarks and other unfounded and irresponsible claims of U.S. responsibility for events in Turkey are inconsistent with Turkey's status as a NATO Ally and strategic partner of the United States.

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