Turkish leader slams West over crackdown after failed coup

July 23, 2016 10:54 AM

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ISTANBUL – Turkey's president has sharply criticized Western countries that expressed concern about possible human rights violations in Turkey's sweeping crackdown after an attempted coup.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with France 24 that was broadcast Saturday that Turkey has no choice but to impose stringent security measures in the wake of the failed insurrection on July 15.

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