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bilawal Bhutto felicitates people of Turkey over foiling coup bid

ISLAMABAD, 16 JULY (DNA) – Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the attempted coup in Turkey and expressed the hope that Turkey will come out as a stronger democracy and stronger nation after quashing the coup.The people of Turkey deserve to be complimented for coming out into the streets and face military tanks and artillery with bare hands to force the coup makers run, he said in a statement today.

The people of Pakistan in general and the PPP in particular are aware of the disastrous consequences of bonaparts staging military coups, he said. History has taught us how the disbanding democratic governments through coups have resulted in destruction of the state institutions and undermining of social and political fabric thereby pushing the country back by decades.

No one knows it better than the people of Pakistan whose ethos is democratic, Bilawal said. “Democratic forces anywhere therefore would celebrate the triumph of democracy and the defeat of coup makers in Turkey”, he said.

The Turkish opposition parties also deserve to be complimented for standing up to defend democracy despite serious policy differences with the government and despite it being the victim of these policies, said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

“President Erdogon’s courageous leadership during the crisis is also most commendable”, he said. It is also our hope that the failed coup in Turkey will lend new found strength to the Turkish people and its institutions, the PPP Chairman said.

If there is any silver lining in the attempted coup in Turkey it is that it will lend new strength to democracy loving forces anywhere in the world and make the potential coup makers think twice before attempting adventurism, the PPP Chairman said. DNA

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