US describing head of Fetullah Terrorist Organization as "Muslim cleric and political figure" in a report means "supporting the treacherous July 15 coup attempt," a foreign ministry spokesperson says.
Millions across Turkey took part in special commemoration events since the country put down a military coup attempt.
Turkey is marking the 2nd anniversary of the defeat of the attempted coup on July 15, 2016, in which at least 250 people were killed and over 2,000 wounded. President Erdogan joined a huge rally at the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge in Istanbul.
It's been two years since the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation attempted to overthrow the democratically elected government of Turkey on July 15, 2016. Much has changed in Turkey since then.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows to finish off "every single cell" of FETO, the group behind the 2016 failed coup, as Turkey marks second anniversary of the incident that left at least 250 people dead and over 2,200 wounded.
One of the most underreported aspects of the fallout of the attempted coup was the ongoing trauma that both its direct and indirect victims face until today.
A total of 486 suspects – including those allegedly responsible for the bombing of the Turkish Parliament building, the Special Forces Headquarters and the Police Headquarters in Ankara – are standing trial.
The 90-page report says that FETO leader Fetullah Gulen implied that he was in conversation with Prophet Muhammad to convince his followers that his orders were divinely guided.
Rewarding merit, honouring ethical guidelines and managing the performance of public employees will be key to ensuring that Turkey's institutions serve as a stabilizing force in society.
In light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the failed coup in Turkey, TRT World Research Centre, the think-tank extension of TRT World, has published a booklet commemorating the events that took place that night.
CNN Turk's Hande Firat was thrust into the limelight the night of the attempted coup when she broadcast Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's message to resist the coup. This is her story recounting the tragedy, and history, of July 15.
One year later, we look back at this night of defiance by the Turkish people, from the early confusion to the moment the coup plotters finally surrendered.
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