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US threatens Turkey with exclusion from NATO

The US State Secretary John Kerry addressed the Turkish government and called to comply with the democratic principles.

As Washington Post reported, John Kerry is concerned about arrests of state officials who are suspected of an attempt to carry out a coup d'etat. After these events, the Turkish authorities don't rule out the possible death penalty.

The US Secretary of State believes that such acts run counter to fundamental principles of democracy. And violation of them questions Turkey's membership in the NATO.

Proposals to exclude Turkey from international organizations or to block access have been stated many a times.

A number of German politicians stood against Turkish membership within the EU. They believe a country where death penalty is applied, cannot be a full part of the European political space.

As Pravda.Ru reported, a group of military made an attempt to seize power. During riots airports in Istanbul and Ankara were blocked. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry data, 190 citizens of the country and 100 rebels died, 1,400 people got injured. Over 6,000 people are arrested. Almost 9,000 officials and police officers have been dismissed.

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