Today mark 4th anniversary of Turkey coup attempt

Turkey marks the fourth anniversary of the deadly coup attempt of July 15, 2016, with a series of commemoration events honouring those who lost their lives fighting putschists.

The nation is holding a series of events slated to take place all across Turkey on ‘July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day’ with the participation of citizens and top officials.

As part of the ceremonies, President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan laid flowers at the Martyrs’ Monument and then attended a program at the Turkish Parliament to commemorate the martyrs.

He also met with victims and survivors of the failed coup attempt and will address the nation at night.

On the night of July 15, a small military junta attempted to overthrow the elected government using heavy weaponry, including fighter jets, helicopters and tanks.

Thousands of citizens across the country went out on the streets in a bid to stop the coup plotters through the night when more than 250 people were killed and more than 2,000 others were injured while resisting coup soldiers.

Government officials took turns on various television broadcasters until early in the morning on July 16, reassuring the public that they remained on duty.

BRT

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