Giant Turkish anti-coup rally packs Istanbul waterfront area

August 7, 2016 3:56 PM

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ISTANBUL — A giant flag-waving crowd, the size of which some Turkish media said had never been seen before, gathered in Istanbul Sunday for a rally to mark the end of nightly demonstrations since Turkey’s July 15 abortive coup that left more than 270 people dead.

No official estimate was provided, but Turkish media said millions were at the rally. The event was so full that many were turned away at the gates.

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