Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended a rally on Istanbul’s Martyrs’ Bridge on Sunday, held to mark the second anniversary of an attempted military coup.
“No success can be made without any sacrifices,” said Erdogan, claiming “all along our history, there is self-devotion, determination, wisdom and courage behind all of our victories.”
“The 15th of July is a victory for all who suffer, [the victory of] the freedom and justice [in] the whole world. Can you imagine that the same ceremony is going on in Moscow right now, everywhere, in the west, everywhere,” he added.
Some 250 people died and 2,196 were wounded during the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.