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Turkey: Erdogan commemorates victims of 2016 coup attempt

2 15.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Crowd at Ataturk airport, Istanbul
M/S Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waving at crowd *MUSIC AT SOURCE*
W/S Crowd *MUSIC AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "I salute with respect and fondness every member of our hero nation who stood in front of planes, tanks, bullets in order to protect our nation's independence and our country's future on the night of the 15th of July 2016." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "I landed here together with my wife, my daughter, my grandchildren and my son-in-law. Who was here? The nation was here. There were F-16 [jet fighters] flying over us, there were helicopters flying over us and they were making bullets rain on us." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "After the 15th of July, no one will even think of impinging upon the will of the nation. We, as a nation, as long as we protect our country, our flag, our call to prayer, our democracy, our state, no force, with God's permission, can reach us." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "If today we can speak, breath, work freely, it is thanks to our martyrs, our veterans and our heroes." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "Did we get the S-400 [missiles]? Did the S-400 [missiles] start landing in our country? Eight planes arrived and the others are arriving as well. What did they say? They can't purchase it. They can't do it. Where will they put it? They can't set it up. What happened? Did we buy it? And now, is it being assembled? Is the calendar moving on? With God's permission, by April 2020, it will be entirely set up." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
SOT, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President (Turkish): "And this is not an assault system. This is a defence system. The S-400 [missiles] are the strongest defence system against people who want to attack our country. And we are doing this with Russia as a joint investment, and will continue to do so." *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*
M/S Crowd cheering
M/S Erdogan waving at crowd
W/S Erdogan waving at crowd *MUSIC AT SOURCE*
SCRIPT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan commemorated the victims of the 15th of July 2016 coup d'etat attempt, during a speech he held at Ataturk airport in Istanbul on Monday, on a day that marks the third anniversary of the events.
"I salute with respect and fondness every member of our hero nation who stood in front of planes, tanks, bullets in order to protect our nation's independence and our country's future on the night of the 15th of July 2016," said Erdogan.
He also paid tribute to those who died during the failed coup by saying that "if today we can speak, breath, work freely, it is thanks to our martyrs, our veterans and our heroes."
The president also touched on Turkey's purchase of Russian-made S-400 air-defence missile systems, reiterating that the components are currently being shipped to Turkey and that the system will be set up by April 2020. He added that those missiles are "the strongest defence system against people who want to attack our nation."
On July 15, 2016 a part of the Turkish military started an operation aiming to topple Erdogan and his government.
More than 300 people were reportedly killed and more than 2,100 injured, with government buildings, including the Turkish Parliament and the Presidential Palace being bombed from the air. At least 40,000 are said to have been detained in connection with the coup.