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.
— AK Parti skdar (@ak_uskudar) July 19, 2016
Crowds at various rallies across the country have repeatedly called for the death penalty for the plotters.
Scenes of fervent rallying could also be seen in Ankara, Izmir and Taksim on Monday night as well.
Dn gece Ankara Kzlay...
Bu yobazlar srs m
— haydarpasha (@pasha_haydar) July 19, 2016
Izmir Konak Square Youth chant Martyrs Never Die!
Ya Allah Bismillah Allahu Akbar!!!
God is Great! God is Great! pic.twitter.com/66roR0clfM
— Elif Kavakci (@KavakciE) July 17, 2016
In Taksim square, where political rallies were banned in the past, crowds were addressed by former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
Midnight in Istanbul, and thousands of anti-coup demonstrators still on central Taksim Square pic.twitter.com/4oVrmJYjom
— Mark MacKinnon (@markmackinnon) July 17, 2016
— (@Boutaina) July 18, 2016
People of all ages came out in support of democracy.
— MRamazan Aksoy Sabah (@emsalsizramazan) July 19, 2016
After many hours of excitement, dancing and celebrations, people still had some energy left to clear up the garbage.
President Erodogan has called on people to defend their country by taking to the streets for the rest of the week.