Thousands protest coup attempt across Turkey
ISTANBULThousands of people took to streets on July 16 to protest the coup attempt in the country.
Protesters waving flags gathered in Istanbul's Taksim Square. The group also staged a marched toward the central Istiklal Avenue.
In the capital Ankara, thousands gathered at the central Kızılay Square to protest the coup attempt, chanting anti-coup slogans. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım was due to address the crowd but it was postponed later.
The square was also closed to traffic.
Protesters said they will stay until officials call them to return their homes.
In the Aegean province of İzmir, protesters gathered in the central Konak Square and chanted anti-coup slogans.
Meanwhile, a group of protesters also gathered in front of the U.S.-based scholar Fethullah Gülen's residence in Pennsylvania, holding banners and chanting slogans.
Following the coup attempt in the country on July 15, Turkish officials called on the nation to continue to protest the coup attempt in squares.