Coup attempt crushed, life back to normal: Turkish PM Yıldırım
ANKARAAn attempted coup has been crushed and life in Turkey has returned to normal, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on July 17, while however urging people to continue a “democracy vigil.”
“This coup attempt has been definitely crushed. Our people may feel safe,” Yıldırım said after visiting state-run TRT television’s headquarters, which was raided during the coup attempt on July 15.
“Another trouble has been defeated. Our nation has taken a sigh of relief,” he added.
Yıldırım called on the people to “go to your jobs during the day” and continue “democracy vigils” at night, but cautioned against any acts targeting the Turkish military.
“This incident cannot be attributed to our army,” he said.
“Our citizens on the streets should not lose their calm against the soldiers. Let’s not act in any way that will hurt our armed forces or question their integrity,” the prime minister added.