Turkish gov’t, opposition to hold joint rally
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkish government and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will hold a joint rally against the military coup attempt, Anadolu Agency reported Aug. 4.
The rally will be held August 7 in Istanbul, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, as well as MHP leader Devlet Bahceli will take part in it.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus announced a final rally in support of the government to be held August 7.
Rallies in support of the government have been taking place in Turkey since July 16.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.
However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.
Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.
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