Turkeys Erdogan addresses rallies to mark first anniversary of failed coup

Turkeys Erdogan addresses rallies to mark first anniversary of failed coup

One year after the failed coup Turks gathered for a commemorative event in Istanbul. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened a memorial on 15 July Martyrs Bridge.More than 240 people died before the military coup was shut down. A far-reaching crackdown after the coup has impacted Turkish society. Around 150,000 people were fired and 50,000 detained for having a supposed connection to the coup. Critics accuse Erdogan of using the state of emergency to target opposition leaders and journalists. 11 days ago