Turkey’s Akinci military base to be turned into park

Türkiye Materials 12 August 2016 15:09 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 12

By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:

A democracy park will be created in the place of Turkey’s Akinci military base, which was a headquarters of putschists during the July 15 military coup attempt in the country, Haber 7 newspaper quoted Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik as saying Aug. 12.

Isik said the relocation of military bases from Istanbul and Ankara will be completed until Sept. 15.

Earlier, the country’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim informed about the closing of military bases in Istanbul and Ankara.

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 had said 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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