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July 29: U.S. Central Command Commander statement on misrepresentation of comments

Release No: 16-036 July 29, 2016 PRINT | E-MAIL

July 29, 2016
Release Number 20160729-20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TAMPA, Fla. – “Any reporting that I had anything to do with the recent unsuccessful coup attempt in Turkey is unfortunate and completely inaccurate,” said Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command.

“Turkey has been an extraordinary and vital partner in the region for many years. We appreciate Turkey's continuing cooperation and look forward to our future partnership in the counter-ISIL fight.”

To view Gen. Votel's remarks at the Aspen Security Forum in their entirety, please click here.