Sunday, July 16, 2017

Turkey Commemorates Last Year's Failed Coup

CNN: A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says 'behead traitors'

(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him -- lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate "traitors," a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.

Speaking to hundreds of thousands of people at a massive ceremony on Saturday in Istanbul, Erdogan urged vigilance against lurking enemies and declared that last summer's bloody ordeal emboldened the nation.

"This experience has unified us, made us stronger," the President said. "This wasn't the first attack against our nation and it's not going to be the last attack either."

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More News On Turkey Commemorating Last Year's Failed Coup

Turkey coup anniversary: Erdogan hails 'defenders of nation' -- BBC
Turkish president joins march commemorating 1-year anniversary of failed coup -- CBS/AP
Turks mark coup anniversary with disparate view of justice, sacrifice -- DW
Erdogan and Supporters Stage Rally on Anniversary of Failed Coup -- NYT
Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penalty -- Reuters
Huge rallies in Turkey mark failed 2016 coup -- Al Jazeera
Erdogan steps up attack on EU -- SKY News
Political Polarization Deepens in Turkish Commemoration of Defeated Coup -- VOA
Erdo─čan to continue crackdown as Turkey marks failed coup -- The Guardian


D.Plowman said...

Erdogan reminds me of Hitler. Everything about him, his actions and his words, just scream Hitler.

TWN said...

What is it with the Mussies and Decapitation?