Türkiye commemorated the 7th anniversary of the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, with a spectrum of memorial ceremonies to honor the martyrs who had confronted the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO). President Erdoğan addressed citizens on July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day, saying, "July 15 is our glory, dignity, and medal of honor. July 15 is a declaration of national will and a proclamation of independence."
President Erdoğan also expressed his remembrance of the martyrs with grace and his gratitude to the veterans, stating, “On every July 15, we commemorate this day in keeping with its place in history with a variety of events organized throughout our country. Today, we commemorate July 15 throughout Türkiye."
“There are certain milestones in the histories of nations. For us, July 15 is a such milestone. It is one of the most important stages in our millennium-long struggle to make Anatolia, the heartland of our nation, our homeland and a pivotal moment for our two-hundred-year struggle for survival here," President Erdoğan went on to say.
Remembering the Turkish people's epic victory on the night of July 15, President Erdoğan said, “Together, we are delivering a clear message to those who think they can plot against us. On the 7th anniversary of July 15, I declare once again that we will not let July 15 be forgotten or made to be forgotten even if 7 years or 70 years pass." President Erdoğan pledged to keep the Turkish nation's rage against those who shed the blood of its children, alive and vigorous, vowing to never allow any insidious scenario to undermine unity and solidarity in Türkiye.