July 15 coup attempt inhumane act targeting Turkey’s democracy: Doğan Holding
The July 15 coup attempt was an inhumane act that targeted Turkey’s “democratic life, unity and solidarity,” Doğan Holding said in a message released on July 14.
“We express our gratitude towards our people, parliament, government, all of the political parties, the overwhelming majority of the Turkish Armed Forces and police forces, and our civil society, who all resisted this coup attempt under the leadership of our honored President [Recep Tayyip Erdoğan], which brought our country to the verge of a cliff,” the statement said.
“We are proud that Doğan Media has played a critical role in the resistance against the coup by embracing democracy. We wish God’s mercy and grace upon all our martyrs who lost their lives while resisting the coup with their hearts and wish health and peace to our veterans,” it said.
“Our nation, which stood upright in the struggle for democracy and defended its values with determination, will not give a free passage to such attempts. Turkey will overcome every kind of barrier with the spirit of solidarity and unity of July 15 and continue to proceed on a bright path,” it noted further.
A group of coup raided the Doğan Media Center in Istanbul on the night of the coup attempt, intervening in CNN Türk’s broadcasts Hürriyet’s publishing.
The Ankara bureau chief of CNN Türk Hande Fırat’s interviewed with President Erdoğan through the FaceTime application on her mobile phone in the critical hours attempt. Thousands of people subsequently hit the streets to stand against coup plotters upon Erdoğan’s call during the interview