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Turkey commemorates failed coup in shadow of crackdown

16 July 2017

Thousands of people gathered in Istanbul on Saturday to take part in a commemorative event to mark one year since Turkey's failed coup. Turkish President Tayyip Erodgan arrived at the venue where he will address the crowd later this evening. More than 240 people died before the coup was shut down on July 15, 2016. A show of popular defiance that has likely ended decades of military interference in Turkish politics.