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July 15, 2016: Türkiye's night of defiance

On the night of July 15, 2016, thousands of courageous men and women in Türkiye took to the streets to defend democracy against a coup attempt orchestrated by the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

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July 15, 2016 seemed like a normal summer evening, with residents of Türkiye's two biggest cities, Istanbul and Ankara, looking eagerly forward to the coming weekend.