Reuters: Turkey's Erdogan stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt
Hundreds of thousands of Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday summoned by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup - a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions.
The "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally" at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul's historic peninsula, caps three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Erdogan's supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish flag, in squares around the country.
The vast majority gathered in a sea of red Turkish flags were Erdogan supporters, some with banners reading "You are a gift from god, Erdogan" or "Order us to die and we will do it".
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WNU Editor: Some European politicians are not impressed with what is now happening in Turkey .... Austrian, German party leaders compare Turkey’s post-coup crackdown to Hitler power grab (RT).