16 July 2016
On behalf of all the people of Turkey we condemn the criminal acts which are contrary to the national will and which were perpetrated by a faction against our democracy. In keeping with our deep-seated belief in the principle that “Sovereignty unconditionally belongs to the Nation” and that Turkey deserves a most exceptional place in the community of nations, we denounce this anachronistic undertaking and express our faith in our country and in our democracy.
We extend our condolences to our State and to our Nation together with our hopes that we shall never have to suffer a repetition of such actions.
Very truly yours,
Participation Banks Association of Turkey