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COPENHAGEN, 16 July 2016 – In response to Friday night's attempted coup in Turkey, OSCE PA President Christine Muttonen (MP, Austria) today issued the following statement:

"I have been following the situation in Turkey with great concern. I call for calm and restraint, and condemn in the strongest terms any attempts by parts of the military to overthrow the democratically elected government of Turkey by means of force. It is of utmost importance to return to rule of law and respect for Turkey's constitutional order as soon as possible."