Local reaction to ongoing situation in Turkey - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Local reaction to ongoing situation in Turkey

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The Mississippi Representative for the Dialogue Institute Southwest, Fatih Ozcan who is a native of Turkey, released a statement regarding the ongoing situation in that country.

Ozcan said in a press release Friday night, "We are deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in Turkey right now . There have been several civilian losses, police officers killed in the line of duty, and now there are reports of bombings at the Turkish Parliament. We believe in and are proud of Turkey's democratic process, even though we often find ourselves at odds with the policies of the current Turkish administration, they're recent records, and internal corruption. A military coup defies that democratic process, and we stand opposed to such a hostile and violent attempt at toppling democratically elected government in Turkey. Please pray for Turkey, and the safety of those caught in between this ongoing struggle, and for France as it recovers from last nights horrific attack."

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