Millions march in support of President Tayyip Erdogan

‪#‎Turkey‬‘s ‪#‎Erdogan‬ stages mass rally in show of strength after coup attempt

More than a million Turks gathered in ‪#‎Istanbul‬ for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup – a show of strength staged in the face of ‪#‎Western‬criticism of widespread purges and detentions.

The “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally” at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul’s peninsula, marks the climax of three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Erdogan’s supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish flag, in squares around the country.

Banners read “You are a gift from God, Erdogan” or “Order us to die and we will do it”. But it was also the first time in decades that major opposition parties joined a rally in support of the government in the nation of almost 80 million.

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