Turkish parliament to mark defeated coup in a session

By Muhammet Emin Avundukluoglu

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish parliament will hold a plenary session on July 15 to mark the third anniversary of a 2016 defeated coup by Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

FETO and its U.S.-based mastermind orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Fighter jets under control of coup plotters bombed the parliament on July 16, 2016.

Turkey marks June 15 as Democracy and National Unity Day with events to commemorate those who lost their lives beating back the putschists and to remember the bravery of the nation.

A number of structures and public spaces were renamed in the immediate aftermath of the coup bid, most notably Istanbul’s Bogazici (Bosphorus) Bridge was retitled as the July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.