Erdogan says he favors extension of emergency rule in Turkey

Jerome Frank
July 15, 2017

Saturday will see Turkey hold a major programme of events to mark the coup attempt, blamed by the authorities on US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen.

The minister said the attempted coup showed how civilians in Turkey were ready to defend democracy and that it had opened a new chapter in the country's political arena. The United States has condemned the coup, but has disagreed with Ankara on several issues. "We will lift the emergency rule only when we no longer need to fight against terrorism".

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands joined an opposition rally, marking the culmination of a "march for justice" from Ankara to Istanbul led by the leader of the main opposition party, the CHP.

"The majority of the Turkish people don't want the European Union anymore".

Once one of the country's top sporting heroes, Sukur powered Turkey to third place in the 2002 World Cup where he scored the fastest goal in the competition's history. But such interventions were thought to be history with the election of Mr. Erdogan, who came to power with a reputation as a moderate Islamic democratic reformer in 2003.

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But one year later, many are disheartened by how things have panned out.

The rebels, unwilling to carry out a Tiananmen Square-style massacre, backed down and were eventually arrested by forces loyal to Erdogan, an Islamist who has tried to roll back the secular nature of the modern Turkish state.

The government says the crackdown and constitutional changes are necessary to address security threats. Mr Gulen denies the allegation.

On the occasion, a video footage depicting events that transpired on the night of July 15, 2016 showed people in Ankara, Istanbul and other cities, resisting the coup perpetrators on the streets. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

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