President Raul Khadzhimba expressed condolences to the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The text of condolences states, in particular:
The people of Abkhazia express deep condolences to the friends and relatives of those, who died during the coup attempt.
In our country, we have been following the events in Turkey with a particular feeling of worry. We strongly condemn unlawful acts of the rebels.
An attempt to overthrow a legitimate President and to come to power by force was promptly stopped by the government and the people of Turkey, who have supported the legitimate government of the Republic.
Abkhazia and Turkey have longstanding ties and a centuries-old common history. A large Abkhazian diaspora resides in the Republic of Turkey. Everything that happens in Turkey deeply concerns us.
In these difficult times, when the international community is agitated by a series of terrible terrorist acts, it is important to preserve peace and stability within the state. We hope that in the near future, Turkey will resume its usual life.