EU, US urge Turkey to respect rule of law: John Kerry

AFP| Updated: Jul 18, 2016, 15:23 PM IST
EU, US urge Turkey to respect rule of law: John Kerry

"The United States and European Union urge Turkey to respect the rule of law in the crackdown following the attempted coup", US Secretary of State John Kerry said during a visit to Brussels on Monday.

"We firmly urge the government of Turkey to maintain calm and stability throughout the country, and we also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation`s democratic institutions and the rule of law," Kerry told a news converence after talks with EU foreign ministers.