By Sinan Uslu
ANKARA (AA) –President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday reiterated Turkey’s firm stance against the terror group behind the 2016 defeated coup.
“We are determined to eradicate this organization all over the world,” Erdogan said in a joint news conference alongside his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov in the capital Ankara.
The Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
Meanwhile Erdogan supported Macedonia's stance in its row with Greece about the country's name.