The failed coup attempt took 249 civilian lives. US-based Turkish national Fethullah Gulen is being accused of orchestrating it. The leader of the FETO network lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania.
In light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the failed coup in Turkey, TRT World Research Centre, the think-tank extension of TRT World, has published a booklet commemorating the events that took place that night.
A parliamentary inquiry found that Gulenist army officers were the driving force behind the coup attempt last July. TRT World spoke with Resat Petek, the head of the parliamentary commission, about the findings of the investigation.
Last year's coup attempt in Turkey killed 249 and injured more than 2,000. As the anniversary approaches, TRT World brings you two stories from Istanbul's Cengelkoy neighbourhood, where residents took to the streets that night.
This is an account of the Turkish president's actions that night – that arguably may have led to the coup's failure.
As the anniversary of last year's failed coup in Turkey draws near, TRT World tells the stories of heroism displayed on that day. One such story is that of Metin Dogan, who stood up to tanks at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on July 15.
One year after the attempt by a group of putschists to overthrow Turkey's democratically elected government, TRT World tells the story of five Turkish nationals who took to Istanbul's streets to protest. Not all of them survived.
Turkey's president and prime minister visited the graves of those killed in an attempted coup in July last year, as part of the nationwide commemoration of the event.
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