On this day two years ago the Turkish people defied a coup attempt to preserve their democracy. In keeping with history, the vast majority of the Western press that constantly advocates for democracy aligned with undemocratic forces.
The dismissed personnel were found to be members of, or linked to, "terror" groups, structures and entities that act against national security, according to the decree.
Quick thinking, improvisation and sheer determination led to these 4 ways which Turkish civilians used to stop army tanks during the failed coup on July 15.
Turkish PM Binali Yildirim says a total of 13,000 suspects have been taken into custody, including 1,329 police officers, almost 9,000 soldiers, 2,100 judicial members, 52 district governors and 689 civilians.
Obama reiterated that the United States had no prior knowledge of the coup attempt in Turkey.
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