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Commemorative programs were held in embassies and consulates abroad on the occasion of July 15th Day of Democracy and National Unity.

The program, organized by the Consulate General in New York, was attended by Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations Ambassador Sedat Onal, Consul General of Turkey in New York Reyhan Ozgur, staff of local and foreign diplomatic missions, representatives of various non-governmental organizations and citizens.

Speaking in the program, which began with a moment of silence on the souls of the martyrs, the national anthem and the recitation of the Holy Quran, Ambassador Onal said that the coup attempt carried out by the Fathullah terrorist organization 7 years ago against democracy was met with courage. People’s resistance.

“We have been able to reduce the terrorist threat posed by the Gulen terrorists in Turkey for years, but there is still a lot to be done,” Unal said. He said.

Ambassador Unal said that the terrorist structure of the FETÖ terrorist organization is trying to penetrate the state structures under many different guises, “Then what I want to say to every member of the international community on this occasion is that they are in solidarity and cooperate with us in preventing this terrorist entity, because it only contributes to the security of Turkey.” And its stability. It is a threat not only to the countries in which it operates, but also to the countries in which it operates.” He said.

“This was the day ordinary citizens became heroes”

Reyhan Özgür, Consul General of Turkey in New York, stated that the Turkish nation showed its unwavering determination to protect democratic values ​​against the July 15 coup attempt, and continued as follows:

This was the day when ordinary citizens became heroes. We now call those who were martyred that day the “Heroes of the Turkish Century”.

Pointing out that FETO still exists within the framework of various organizations in about 160 countries, Reyhan said: “What happened in Turkey a few years ago reminds us of what this organization can do in any country in which it operates.” Use the phrase.

Before the program, a giant flag, measuring 12 by 30 meters and weighing 75 kilograms, containing the names and portraits of the 252 martyrs who died on July 15, was hung on the balcony of the 16th floor of Torquevi.

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Ambassador Serra Kaleli and representatives of Turkish institutions and Turkish citizens living in this country attended the event at the Turkish Embassy in Lima, Peru.

Stating that July 15 constitutes the most sobering indicator of the Turkish nation’s commitment to democracy, Ambassador Kaleli said in his speech, “The treacherous coup attempt of the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) was prevented in unity and solidarity. Turkey’s resolute fight against all terrorist organizations, including That is the FETÖ terrorist organization.” He said.

At the ceremony held at the Consulate General of Sao Paulo in Brazil, feelings of respect and gratitude were expressed to the heroes of the Turkish Century.

Gursel Evren, Consul General of Turkey in São Paulo, confirmed that the treacherous coup attempt by the FETÖ organization on July 15, 2016 had been aborted and said: “We salute with respect and mercy our martyrs, and grateful veterans, who defended our nation, our democracy and the achievements of our republic at the expense of their death.” He said.

The “national team” participating in the “2023 IBSA Goalball World Youth Championship” held in Sao Paulo also attended the event in question, and the team leader read out a message on the occasion of the “Day of Democracy and National Unity” on behalf of a group.


The July 15 Commemoration Ceremony for Democracy and National Unity, hosted by Turkey’s Ambassador to Quito Makbul Basak Yalcin, was held with the participation of Turkish citizens residing in Ecuador and representatives of the Ecuadorian Muslim community.


Representatives of Turkish institutions and Turkish citizens in Colombia attended the July 15th Day of Democracy and National Unity held at the Turkish Embassy in Bogota, where a ceremony was held to commemorate the holy martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the homeland.


Hosted by Turkey’s Ambassador to Caracas, Aydan Karamanoglu, the commemoration ceremony was held on July 15, the Day of Democracy and National Unity.

In his speech, Karamanoglu said, “With our compatriots in Caracas, we commemorate our martyrs on July 15 with compassion, express our gratitude to our war veterans, and once again with respect and pride, our people will never bow before those who attack them. Existence, freedom and democracy, whether from outside or outside From within, as in the War of Independence. We commemorate the memory.” Use phrases.


A celebration for the martyrs and veterans was held in the embassy building on the occasion of July 15th Day of Democracy and National Unity, with the participation of Süleyman Omur Budak, Turkey’s ambassador to Buenos Aires.


The program was attended by representatives of the Turkish public, civil society and guests at the Ertuğrul Hall on the campus of the Tokyo Mosque of the Presidency of Religious Affairs.

After a minute of silence, the program began with the singing of the national anthem, and the imam of the Tokyo Kura Mosque, Hafez Muhammad Rifaat Janar, recited the Holy Quran.

In his speech, Turkish Ambassador to Tokyo Korkut Gungen called July 15 an “unforgettable date of the epic struggle” against the coup attempt by the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

Gongen pointed out that the organization of the anniversary celebrations for 2023, the centenary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey, is of greater importance.

The Republic of Turkey entered the next century stronger, Güngen said, “Our dear nation has the largest share in eliminating the threat against the coup attempt.” He said.

Gungen stated that schools, associations, and companies affiliated with FETO are also in Japan, and that they continue to inform the authorities in the country of the true face of FETO.

Stating that the organization’s activities represent “a threat to every country, including Japan,” Güngen stressed the importance of “coordination and determination” in combating the FETÖ.

At the event in which the photography exhibition opened, the guests watched the documentary film under the slogan “July 15, Day of Democracy and National Unity” prepared by the Presidency of Communications.


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