Turkey has started Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of last July's coup attempt through various events across the country.
July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day events are to be held under the auspices of the Presidency and will take place until Sunday evening.
Across the country, the tombs of the martyrs were also visited in the scope of July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited the
Family and Social Affairs Minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya, the Justice and Development (AK) Party’s deputy chairman and spokesman, Mahir Unal, AK Party Deputy Chairman Hayati Yazici, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin, 1st Army Commander Gen. Musa Avsever and Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas were also present.
In Ankara, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled "July 15 Treacherous coup attempt with Photos" organized by the Directorate General of Press and Information.
Environment and Urbanization Minister Mehmet Ozhaseki visited the central Kayseri province's garrison and the Air Command Cemetery within the scope of the July 15 events.
In the northwestern Bursa province, morning prayers were pronounced at the historical Grand Mosque followed by a Quran recitation. After the morning prayer,
In northwestern Kocaeli province, prayers were said for the 250 martyrs of the coup attempt.
Additionally, various activities have been organized by non-governmental organizations,
Throughout the week, Turkish embassies across the world will also hold memorial services and issue press releases about the coup attempt. Messages will also be shared on mainstream and social media.
According to the Turkish government, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
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