In a rare demonstration of unity, the main political opposition party in Turkey, the secular Republican people's party, held a rally on Taksim square in Istanbul with supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
At the demonstration, dubbed "the Republic and democracy," gathered a crowd of thousands. The reaction of the country was a rejection of anti-democratic forces, said the opposition leader Kilicdaroglu. "We are all together in Taksim today. Today is the day when we made history all together," said the crowd, waving the flag, kÄ±lÄ±Ã§daroÄŸlu. In the Turkish Parliament got the "bomb", however, the Parliament did their duty and repelled the coup attempt."
One demonstrator held a flag with the image of Turkey's founder, Ataturk, imposed on the red Crescent of Turkey. He "will lay the foundations for democracy to work well," he said.
The party opposes the coup and supports Erdogan, but his vote against the state of emergency that was imposed last week, which gave the government broad powers.
The meeting notes show of solidarity for a country that struggled this year trying to stand together in the aftermath of several terrorist acts. The collection was the final act of public support for the democratic process of the conspirators in the failed coup that tried to wrest power from the hands of the Erdogan government in the early hours of July 16.
In accordance with the new decree of the President after the coup attempt, the suspects can be detained for up to 30 days without charges, and the government can listen to all the conversations that they conduct with their lawyers.
Turkey has closed more than 2 thousand establishments connected with Gulen. Erdogan accuses him of involvement in the coup attempt and demanded his extradition from the United States. GÃ¼len and his supporters said that the government uses state of emergency " to consolidate their power and to persecute its critics."
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