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U.S. expresses confidence in Turkish democracy amid political turmoil

U.S. expresses confidence in Turkish democracy amid political turmoil

The United States on Monday expressed confidence in Turkey's democracy a day after crowds of pro-secular demonstrators protested what they see as a move toward Islamic rule.
Turkey faces calls for early general elections and fears that the armed forces will intervene in a dispute pitting Turkey's religiously oriented ruling party against the military-backed, secular establishment.
"We have confidence in Turkey's democratic institutions and Turkey's constitutional processes to work out any questions that may surround the election of the next Turkish president," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters


Updated : 2021-04-14 09:43 GMT+08:00