Turkey celebrates defeat of anti-Erdogan putsch after new purge

Turkey celebrates defeat of anti-Erdogan putsch after new purge

Turkey celebrates defeat of anti-Erdogan putsch after new purge

Erdogan also said the suspects being tried on suspicion of involvement in the failed coup should wear uniform clothing like the notorious orange jumpsuits used at USA military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Accompanied by his grandchildren wearing shirts with Turkish flags and relatives of the deceased, Erdogan then joined the crowd on the bridge where he was to unveil a Martyrs' Memorial to honour those who died opposing the coup. Erdogan praised their bravery saying they were armed only with Turkish flags and "their faith" while resisting coup-plotters in their tanks.

Turkey has dismissed nearly 7,400 civil servants for alleged links to terror groups in a government decree, the latest in a wave of dismissals since authorities quashed a coup attempt last summer.

That unity, though, has dissipated as the government cast a wide net in pursuit of its enemies, sweeping up the failed coup's alleged accomplices but also dissidents.

Turkey is due to mark the first anniversary since a faction in the military attempted a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, setting of a state-of-emergency crackdown that's still ongoing.

The events on the night of the abortive coup left hundreds of people dead, including civilians who took to the streets to confront the putschists.

88th minute goal sees USMNT win Group B on goal difference
Arroyo doubled the lead on the hour mark following another corner, and seven minutes later Torres made sure of the win. Corona, the late runner, took one touch forward and a pair of touches to his right to dodge two defenders.

Over the past year, Erdogan and his government have clamped down on civil liberties across Turkey, gutted public institutions and universities, heavily restricted the media and ordered mass arrests of activists, journalists and the political opposition. After a special session of parliament starting at 1000 GMT, most of the celebrations will be taking place deep into the night. At least 30 people died there and more than 2,000 were injured across Turkey in the struggle.

The Bosporus Bridge, now called the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, was the scene of clashes between civilians and soldiers in tanks. The soldiers surrendered at daybreak. "Over the previous year, the judicial proceedings... moved outside the framework of the law", Kilicdaroglu, whose party will boycott commemoration ceremonies later in the day, told parliament.

"If parliament passes a bill on resuming executions in Turkey., he said, "I will sign it".

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, said the July 15, 2016, coup attempt had not been fully investigated. The coup plotters declared their seizure of power on the state broadcaster, bombed the country's parliament and other key locations, and raided an Aegean resort where Erdogan had been on vacation.

NATO's secretary general says on the first anniversary of Turkey's failed coup that any attempt to undermine democracy in any one of the allied countries is "unacceptable".

China says upholds United Nations sanctions as North Korea trade rises
That increase "cannot be used as evidence questioning China's seriousness in fulfilling UNSC resolutions", Huang said. He called out the "nearly 40%" increase in trade in the first three months of the year on Twitter last week.

Yildirim thanked the thousands of people who heeded a call by the president to flood the streets to resist the coup.

Teachers, academics, military and police officers were sacked late Friday, including former Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu who was jailed last August for alleged links to USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

A prolonged state of emergency in place since the coup attempt allows the government to rule through decrees.

Turkey blames Mr Gulen for masterminding the July 15 coup attempt, but he denies the allegations.

The Incredibles 2 will pick up right where the first film ends
A clip from the film was screened, where Jack-Jack shows off some more of his powers and gets in a fistfight with a raccoon . So, the word on the street about Elastigirl and The Incredibles 2 is that she will be driving the plot of the film.

Related news