US reacts to Erdogan allegations of Coup

US reacts to Erdogan allegations of Coup

LUXEMBOURG: (APP) Secretary of State John Kerry called his Turkish opposite number to offer US support in the wake of a failed coup but also to protest claims Washington had backed it.

The United States was quick to denounce the military revolt in its NATO ally Turkey and to express support for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's elected government.

State Department spokesman John Kirby said that Kerry had called Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu for a second day running to promise US support in probing the putsch.

"He made clear that the United States would be willing to provide assistance to Turkish authorities conducting this investigation, but that public insinuations or claims about any role by the United States in the failed coup attempt are utterly false and harmful to our bilateral relations," Kirby said of Kerry's call to Cavusoglu.