Rallies continue in Turkey four days after failed coup

Despite it being four days after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, citizens are still taking to the streets to show support for their democracy.

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A supporter of democracy stands on a car while among Turkish national flags in Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey. July 18, 2016. Image: Abdullah Kibritci

Four days after a failed coup attempt by a faction of the military, Turkish civilians continue to heed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets across the country and rally for democracy.

In Uskudar, a neighbourhood in Istanbul, thousands of rally attendees on Monday night shouted slogans and waved the national flag as they congregated close to the President's residence. 

President Erdogan addressed the crowd, assuring them that the government is doing all in their power to ensure the perpetrators were brought to justice.

Crowds at various rallies across the country have repeatedly called for the death penalty for the plotters.


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Scenes of fervent rallying could also be seen in Ankara, Izmir and Taksim on Monday night as well.

In Taksim square, where political rallies were banned in the past, crowds were addressed by former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

People of all ages came out in support of democracy. 

After many hours of excitement, dancing and celebrations, people still had some energy left to clear up the garbage. 


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President Erodogan has called on people to defend their country by taking to the streets for the rest of the week.