Turkey: Ex-admirals derided for statement on straits treaty – Yahoo News

Numan Kurtulus, the deputy leader of Turkeys ruling party, tweeted that they were the “fans of old Turkey who see themselves above the will of the country.” We think that all kind of remarks and acts that would lead to conversations on the Montreux Convention, which holds a significant place in Turkeys survival, need to be refrained from,” the group said.Ruling celebration and federal government authorities drew a parallel with declarations that accompanied previous military takeovers in Turkey.” The statement of a group of pensioned military members stimulating the period of coups has only made them appear ridiculous and useless,” Erdogans spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin, tweeted.