GMF Statement on the Turkey Coup Attempt
The attempted coup in Turkey was a source of deep concern and distress for all of us at GMF. As an organization dedicated to democratic, stable, open, inclusive societies, we abhor any attempt to overthrow a legitimate government by means of violence. We express our sincere condolences to the Turkish nation for those who died in defence of democracy. We are relieved to report that our staff in Turkey are unharmed. We remain committed to our work in Turkey and believe that these events underscore the need to approach challenges in a spirit of peace and cooperation. We hope that this terrible incident will not deepen polarization and on the contrary strengthen national unity and social cohesion in Turkey.