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Türkiye marks sixth anniversary of 2016 defeated coup


Turkish officials on Friday marked the sixth anniversary of the July 15, 2016 defeated coup attempt by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), which left at least 251 dead and over 2,700 injured.

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop said on Twitter that the legend of the defeated coup "will be passed down from generation to generation" and will continue to illuminate Türkiye's future.

He commemorated those who lost their lives and praised the "bravery of the nation."

Communications Directorate head Fahrettin Altun called the legendary struggle of the Turkish people a "turning point” in the country’s political history.

Saying that the resistance of the Turkish nation will not be forgotten, Altun said on Twitter that Türkiye "will hold the invaders, putschists, terrorist groups, and their supporters to account before the judiciary, and we will completely eliminate them together with their sordid aims."

Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin also commemorated those killed by the putschists on the night of the defeated coup, saying on Twitter that the Turkish people's "spirit of solidarity is strong enough to thwart the plans of any terrorist group."

The National Defense Ministry marked the historic day by commemorating on Twitter with mercy those who were killed, "including the civilians, military, and police, who did not give way to FETO traitors on July 15, and wish our veterans a long, healthy, and happy life."

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