In pictures: Turkey honours victims of thwarted coup

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Turkey marked the first anniversary of last year’s attempted coup, that left 249 people dead and more than 2,000  injured. It was the first time in the nation’s modern history that they successfully defied a military coup. 


People wave Turkey’s national flag as they arrive to attend the ceremony marking the first anniversary of the attempted coup at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15, 2017. [Reuters]


    A girl holds the Turkish flag at the event to mark the first anniversary of the defeated coup at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. [Mustafa Kurkcu/ TRT World]


    A man in historical Ottoman clothing poses as he attends the ceremony which takes place at the July 15 Martyrs Bridge 
     in Istanbul,Turkey [Reuters]


    People stand under Turkey’s national flag as they gather on the  July 15 Martyrs Bridge in Istanbul on July 15, 2017. (AFP)

     


    People march to July 15 Martyrs Bridge as a part of the July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day on in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15, 2017. (AA)

     


    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters as they arrive for a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the attempted coup at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 15, 2017. (Reuters)


    People wave Turkey’s national flags as they attend a ceremony marking the first anniversary of the attempted coup at the  Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey July 15, 2017. (Reuters)


    Women cry as they listen Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech at July 15 Martyrs Bridge, in front of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality during the July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day in Istanbul, Turkey on July 15, 2017. (AA


    People gather in front of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to attend July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day’s events to mark July 15 defeated coup’s 1st anniversary in Ankara, Turkey on July 15, 2017. (AA)

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    Aerial drone photograph shows a view of people attending the July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day’s events, marking July 15 defeated coup’s 1st anniversary in Izmir, Turkey on July 15, 2017. (AA)



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