Erdogan: Defeat of 2016 coup bid common source of pride for Turkish nation

The repulse of 2016 coup attempt in Turkey is “a common source of pride” for the nation, the country’s president said on Thursday, marking the fifth anniversary of the defeated coup.

"The epic of July 15 is a common source of pride for all of us. The July 15; it is the victory of the nation, of the national will, of those who set their heart on democracy," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a commemorative ceremony in parliament.

The Turkish leader said that no one has the right to downplay the glorious struggle of the nation on the night of the attempted coup by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

July 15, the day of the defeated coup, is now marked in Turkey. /BGNES, AA