Erdogan Amasses Hundreds of Thousands to Denounce Coup Attempt

August 7, 2016 2:33 PM

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Erdogan Amasses Hundreds of Thousands to Denounce Coup Attempt

Hundreds of thousands of Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday summoned by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup—a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism 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 historic peninsula, caps three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Erdogan's supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish flag, in squares around the country.

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