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UK: Turkey-US relations ‘seriously compromised’ following failed coup – Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:10

UK: Turkey-US relations ‘seriously compromised’ following failed coup – Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*

United Kingdom, London
August 3, 2016 at 16:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange questioned the US’ role in the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, during an exclusive interview with RT’s Afshin Rattanzi at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Wednesday.

“In the middle of the coup NBC published that Erdogan was on his way to Germany to seek asylum and they say this was said to him by a US military source,” stated Assange, before questioning why the report was published, “that went all the way around the world and was used to further the chance of the success of the coup within Turkey, because if the president is fled then he has lost control."

Assange continued, explaining that, following the coup attempt, the alliance between Turkey and the United States was “seriously compromised.”

Assange has been inside London's Ecuadorian embassy since June 2012, after being offered asylum in Ecuador. He has not left the premises due to fears that he, upon exiting, could face extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

UK: Turkey-US relations ‘seriously compromised’ following failed coup – Assange *EXCLUSIVE* *PARTNER CONTENT*02:10
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Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange questioned the US’ role in the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey, during an exclusive interview with RT’s Afshin Rattanzi at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Wednesday.

“In the middle of the coup NBC published that Erdogan was on his way to Germany to seek asylum and they say this was said to him by a US military source,” stated Assange, before questioning why the report was published, “that went all the way around the world and was used to further the chance of the success of the coup within Turkey, because if the president is fled then he has lost control."

Assange continued, explaining that, following the coup attempt, the alliance between Turkey and the United States was “seriously compromised.”

Assange has been inside London's Ecuadorian embassy since June 2012, after being offered asylum in Ecuador. He has not left the premises due to fears that he, upon exiting, could face extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.

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