Turkey’s President Erdogan Holds Gigantic Rally In Istanbul

(Perhaps “millions” showed up for this rally in support of the current elected government, the ruling party and the opposition who stood with them on the stage)

from Reuters

President Tayyip Erdogan told a rally of more than one million people on Sunday that July’s failed coup would be a milestone in building a stronger Turkey, defying Western criticism of mass purges and vowing to destroy those behind the putsch.

The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally” at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul, was a show of strength by Erdogan, who has been angered by European criticism of his combative response to the coup and by U.S. reluctance to hand over the man he accuses of masterminding it.

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3 Responses

  1. […] via Turkey’s President Erdogan Holds Gigantic Rally In Istanbul — American Everyman […]

  2. The actual number of participants was close to 5 million.

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