Yildirim: another coup attempt not possible in Turkey

Yildirim: another coup attempt not possible in Turkey

Another coup attempt is out of the question in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

When asked about the possibility of a new coup attempt in Turkey, Yildirim said it was out of the question. "Such a situation is out of the question. But if such a similar madness or foolishness was conducted, its price would more severe," Hurriyet Daily cited him as saying.

"It is too early to say ‘this issue is now over.’ The judgement processes [of FETÖ-linked suspects] are continuing, and different things may come out during this process, meaning new developments may happen. That is to say, we should not disregard this possibility," Yildirim said in a meeting with chief editors of newspapers in Istanbul.

Yıldırım has also touched upon main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s previous claim that the coup attempt occurred within the knowledge of the government and was therefore a “controlled coup.” 

"The statement ‘July 15 is a controlled coup’ is not Kılıçdaroğlu’s own evaluation or opinion. It is a result of a report that FETÖ made a U.S. think-tank write. He [Kılıçdaroğlu] used it," Yildirim stressed.