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In Turkey, the day of the coup failure will be celebrated as the Day of Freedom and Democracy

In Turkey, the day of the coup failure will be celebrated as the Day of Freedom and Democracy

Tags: Turkey, Middle East, coups, Holidays

Home Affairs Commission of the Turkish Parliament approved a bill according to which day of the failure of the attempted coup in July 15 declared the Day of democracy and freedom, and will be considered as non-working, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday.

As part of one of the bill were merged five proposals signatures that put the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party, the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, the chairman of the largest in Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and the chairman of the nationalist National Movement Party Devlet Bahceli.

Also in accordance with the bill, Ankara district of Kazan province will be renamed Kahramankazan ( "Heroic Kazan").

On the night of July 16 Turkish rebel group made an attempt of a military coup. The main conflict was in Ankara and Istanbul. Killed more than 240 Turkish citizens over 2 thousand people were injured, the rebellion was suppressed.

The Turkish authorities have accused opposition preacher Fethullah Gülen of involvement in the attempted coup and demanded his extradition from the United States. Gülen himself denounced rebellion and declared his innocence.

After being convicted of involvement in the organization Gülen in Turkey about 32 thousand people were arrested after the mutiny.

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