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India calls upon all sides in Turkey to support democracy

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New Delhi : India today called upon all sides to support democracy and mandate of the ballot and avoid bloodshed in Turkey, which is witnessing violence after an attempted military coup in which at least 60 people have died.

External Affairs Ministry said India has been closely following the developments in Turkey and advised its nationals to stay indoors until the situation becomes clearer.

“India calls upon all sides 2 support democracy & mandate of the ballot, & avoid bloodshed,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The Indian Embassy has set up emergency helpline to assist Indian nationals in Ankara (+905303142203) and Istanbul (+905305671095).

At least 60 people have been killed in violence across Turkey sparked when elements in the military staged an attempted coup in the night.

PTI

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