Tribute is offered in memory of those who paid the ultimate price for their nation's freedom, while honouring the bravery and courage that foiled a terrorist coup plot.
"We have shown to friends and enemies that Türkiye can never be captured and the Turkish nation can never be brought to its knees." says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan marking the sixth anniversary of failed 2016 coup attempt.
The attempted coup was another extension of how groups based abroad can cause chaos in developing nations.
Built in Istanbul's Asian side near the Martyrs Bridge, the museum preserves the sacrifice of 251 Turks who stopped a coup, which is now remembered as Democracy and National Unity Day.
It is important to remember the sacrifices of those who stood in the way of the FETO coup plotters to save their country’s democracy.
Turkish American National Steering Committee exhibits footwear at iconic Times Square in memory of 251 Turkish citizens killed while battling putschists on the night of July 15, 2016.
No one has the right to downplay the glorious struggle of the nation on the night of the attempted coup by the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
The 2016 failed coup attempt marks an important victory for the people of Turkey as it was the first time in the country's history that a military takeover failed and democracy triumphed.
Since the 2016 coup attempt, the Turkish army has undergone a rapid transformation, moving beyond tasks limited to UN and NATO peacekeeping and support missions to conducting operations to maintain Turkey's national interests.
Turkish-Emirati relations deteriorated significantly after the July 15 coup attempt. After a long period of non-communication at the highest levels, however, there are signs that dialogue between the two countries could be rebuilt.
Cemal Karaata of Fetullah Terrorist Organisation is reported to be in Canada with his family, having fled there after the 2016 assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara.
Turkish president says protests at Istanbul's Bogazici University will not become another Gezi Park incident.
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