On July 15, 2016, our reverend citizens prevented the coup and occupation attempt which aimed at the independence of our beloved country, the Republic of Turkey, our nation, and our future, by banding together and being of one heart heroically. Our citizens claimed to be the owner of the country, flag and the national will and they showed the whole world what it means to be a nation with a unique, dignified and determined attitude.
On the anniversary of this blessed struggle, which we will not forget and let it be forgotten, I commemorate all of our martyrs and veterans who struggled for homeland with mercy, gratitude and respect. I wish welfare to our beloved citizens and surviving veterans and I would like to express my gratitude to all of them.
Happy July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day.