HDP to organize anti-coup rally in Istanbul
AFP photoThe opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will organize a rally against the July 15 failed coup attempt in the Sultangazi district of Istanbul. The rally, titled “No to Coups, Democracy Now,” will be organized on July 23 at 1:30 p.m.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will also hold an anti-coup rally on July 24 in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) decided to take part in the rally organized by the CHP.
The Istanbul Electric Tram and Tunnel Company (İETT) decided to extend the period of free public transportation in the city, which started after the failed coup attempt upon a call from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for people to take to the streets in protest, for two more days. Public transportation will be free until July 24.
All political parties have expressed unity and solidarity against the coup attempt.