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10 Jul 2020 | 04:23 PM UTC

Turkey: Commemorations of fourth anniversary of coup attempt to be held nationwide on July 15

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Nationwide commemorative events to be held in Turkey on July 15 over anniversary of coup attempt; expect localized disruption

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Istanbul). COUNTRY/REGION Turkey


Turkey is set to commemorate the anniversary of the failed coup attempt, which occurred in July 2016, with thousands of events being held nationwide on Wednesday, July 15. Events commemorating the incident will be held by ministries, public institutions, and universities throughout the country. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will reportedly lay a wreath at the July 15 Martyrs' Monument, as well as attend a commemoration in parliament. Additionally, a commemorative light show with 200 drones is due to take place on the July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, although the timings are yet to be confirmed.

A heightened security presence is likely in major population centers, as well as localized travel disruption.


Those in Turkey should avoid the vicinity of any large political gatherings to avoid incidental violence and police operations. Members should monitor local media sources for further information and heed any directives issued by the authorities.


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