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Turkish Envoy Seeks to Overcome Post-Coup Skepticism

Turkey’s ambassador in Washington is campaigning against critics in the United States who assert that Turkey’s president is trying to eliminate his political enemies under emergency powers enacted after the July 15 failed coup. “This is not the time to criticize the decisions made by the Turkish government,” Ambassador Serdar Kilic told reporters Friday. “We suffered a very serious blow to democracy.” The ambassador said he was issuing a plea to the U.S. media to “please stand by...

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