A ceremony was held on the Turkish Embassy in Washington on the event of 15 July Democracy and Nationwide Unity Day.
The ceremony was attended by many Turkish residents dwelling within the USA, in addition to officers from the US State Division, Division of Protection, opinion leaders, former American diplomats and lots of overseas mission members.
Some US Congress members despatched a video message to the ceremony commemorating the July 15 martyrs, expressing their help for Turkey.
(*15*)”The purpose is FETÖ’s attack on democracy and a NATO ally.“
Talking on the ceremony, Jeffrey, the previous US Ambassador and former Particular Envoy to Fight DAESH, declared the July 15 coup try. “The purpose is FETÖ’s attack on democracy and a NATO ally.” he outlined.
Defending that the FETO ringleader Fetullah Gülen is within the USA doesn’t imply that the USA had an curiosity within the coup, Jeffrey mentioned that the FETO ringleader ought to be extradited to Turkey.
Jeffrey criticized the way in which the US administration and politicians outlined the coup try, and mentioned that Washington’s late response to the heinous try was not acceptable.
(*15*)”No nation has been as efficient as Turkey”
The US diplomat additionally appreciated Turkey’s position within the Ukraine warfare, “No nation within the alliance has been as efficient as Turkey in supplying Ukraine with weapons, diplomacy and different actions.” he mentioned.
Usame Cemal, Secretary Common of the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USMCO), who made a speech on the ceremony, famous that Turkey’s democracy and independence had been attacked on July 15 and this was prevented by the Turkish individuals taking to the streets.
(*15*)”Turkey has a crucial position on the earth”
Explaining that he just lately visited the Turkish Grand Nationwide Meeting and noticed the traces of the treacherous attack on the evening of the coup try, Cemal drew consideration to the crucial position Turkey has assumed on the earth.
Cemal acknowledged that whereas Turkey is making an attempt to conclude the Ukraine warfare with peace, it is making diplomatic efforts to take away the Ukrainian wheat from the blockade so as to stop the meals disaster on the earth.
The US opinion chief emphasised that the relations between Turkey and the USA, which play a crucial position in NATO, ought to be strengthened.
(*15*)”Such assaults ought to be condemned within the strongest phrases wherever they occur.”
Turkey’s Ambassador to Washington, Hasan Murat Mercan, additionally acknowledged that a group of terrorists who had infiltrated Turkish safety establishments tried to overthrow the democratic and constitutional order within the nation and 251 residents had been martyred that day.
Mercan mentioned that the strain on the congress within the USA on January 6 reminded him of the bombing of the Turkish Grand Nationwide Meeting in the course of the July 15 coup try. “Such assaults ought to be condemned within the strongest phrases wherever they occur.” he mentioned.
Ambassador Mercan acknowledged that there are various classes to be discovered from the evening of the July 15 coup try, including that democracy and the rule of regulation will not be a matter of negotiation within the eyes of the individuals, and that a victory was received for democracy that evening with the sacrifices of the individuals.
(*15*)”FETO is energetic in lots of nations”
Stating that FETO nonetheless continues to function in lots of nations, Mercan mentioned that the group is concerned in lots of unlawful actions equivalent to cash laundering, arms commerce and visa fraud.
Noting that FETO is a menace to the world, Mercan famous that each nation ought to examine and cease the actions of this group.
(*15*)”July 15 and September 11 ought to be checked out in the identical manner”
Former US Ambassador and former Particular Consultant for Combating DAESH, James Jeffrey, mentioned that the July 15 FETO coup try ought to be seen in the identical manner because the September 11 attack.
Jeffrey, who attended the July 15 Democracy and Nationwide Unity Day ceremony held on the Turkish Embassy in Washington, made feedback to the AA correspondent after the ceremony.
(*15*)”This is not solely an attack on democracy, but in addition an attack on our alliance solidarity,” he mentioned.
Expressing that FETO is a terrorist group and that this group ought to be known as such, Jeffrey mentioned concerning the July 15 coup try, “This is an attack by a terrorist group in opposition to a democratic state, which is a NATO ally. Be it the terrorist group’s attack on us on September 11, or the attack of the Fetullah Gülen terrorist group on Turkey on July 15, 2016, they need to be checked out in the identical manner. These are simply It is not solely an attack on democracy but in addition an attack on our alliance solidarity and we should do every part needed to make sure that this doesn’t occur once more.” mentioned.
(*15*)”We responded late to the July 15 coup try”
Stating that among the names within the American administration responded late to the July 15 coup try and a few of them wrongly described it, Jeffrey mentioned, “We might have been higher at this.” mentioned.
Expressing that the administration could have been delayed in confirming the knowledge in the course of the coup try, Jeffrey argued that the poor relations between the 2 nations may be a issue within the administration’s late response.
(*15*)”US forces and the Assad regime can’t function in the identical space”
Answering a query concerning the US help for the YPG/PKK, which makes use of the title SDF, Jeffrey acknowledged that the US helps the SDF, an essential element of the YPG, and that he is conscious that the YPG and PKK pose a menace to Turkey. introduced.
Requested concerning the information that the YPG/PKK has made a cooperation settlement with the Assad regime, Jeffrey mentioned, “This is foaming up a lot. There is a important friction between the SDF and the Assad regime. There is an essential cooperation between Russia and the SDF.” mentioned.
(*15*)”We is not going to be working in the identical area as them and I believe everybody is aware of that”
In line with AA’s report, the previous Particular Envoy for Combating DAESH gave the next reply to a query whether or not the USA ought to be involved about a attainable settlement between the Assad regime and the YPG/PKK:
“I believe the US place is nonetheless the identical. Our forces can’t function within the areas the place Assad forces function. We is not going to have interaction in secure separation from them. We have now confronted them a number of occasions earlier than, and all of it ended badly for the Assad regime forces. We is not going to function in the identical space with them and I believe all people is aware of that. So I haven’t got any considerations about it.”
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