Tillerson Pays Tribute To Turks’ Bravery For Defending Democracy On July 15 Coup Attempt
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that he appreciates Turkish people’s bravery against coup plotters on July 15 last year.
Run by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) sought to topple Turkey’s democratically elected government in an attempt to seize power and impose martial law on July 15 with a military coup.
The attempt was thwarted by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens marching in favor of democracy.
249 people, mostly civilians, were killed by putschist soldiers, while over 2,500 were injured.