KYIV (QHA) -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its support for the people and the democratically elected authorities of the Republic of Turkey.

"We hope that President and government of the country will quickly restore public order and stability, based on respect for democratic values and the laws of Turkey," reads the statement.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry also expressed its condolences over the loss of human lives as a result of criminal encroachment on power in the country.

On Friday July 15, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yildirim reported a military coup attempt.

Shortly thereafter, the Turkish state TV stopped broadcasting.

According to Reuters, the Turkish army claimed responsibility for the events and declared the seizure of power in the country.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed the citizens via videoconference, and urged people to fight with the rebels. Many responded to his calls staging mass rallies resulted in clashes.

At the moment, the rebels surrender their weapons. Some 1374 military have been arrested after to the coup attempt.

According to the preliminary data, around 90 people have been killed and 154 injured in a number of attacks and explosions during an attempted military coup in the Republic of Turkey.

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