Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu’s message for “July 15th Democracy and National Unity Day”
News > Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu’s message for “July 15th Democracy and National Unity Day”
- 15 Temmuz 2017 Cumartesi+-Yazdır
Ankara (15.07.2017) – It was an ordinary summer evening; however, would never ever be so.
Our glorious nation faced, probably, the most heinous attack against their freedom and existence on the night of July 15th 2016; but thwarted this attempt by the dint of their courage, sagacity, unity and solidarity-just as did for thousands of years.
A dark structure viperously infiltrated within the essence of the state for around 40 years couldn’t any longer stand for Turkey’s growth and improvement and her stance as the voice of the aggrieved and stepped into action on that night in cooperation with its supporters and partners outside our boundaries.
Having taken the previous coups as their model and followed their steps, those with that sick mentality sought to capture the keys of this country and deliver them to others and didn’t hesitate to point weapons to the nation and opened fire on them, as well as betrayed their state and nation.
Considering the primary targets of the July 15 night, the target merely was the nation and their willpower. While the Turkish Grand National Assembly which represent the national will, was targeted - along with the Presidential Complex which is the office of the President elected via nation’s votes, the President himself through sending an assassination squad for him on that night and finally the Security Buildings in charge of protecting all these locations, they opened fire on our citizens taking to the streets to protect their willpower, which is the most obvious indicator that highlights the sides of the clash.
Our glorious citizens adopted a heroic attitude against that immediate night assault of the heinous terrorist organisation that led children to pull guns on their fathers, which has a feature of leading the history books to be re-written. This exceptional nation who could comprehend that it was a matter of their future and correctly described what they must have done; who could simultaneously show the resistance and compassion; who challenged the tanks, war planes and helicopters without any weapon expect for their flags and faith; whose single motto was the shahada, who held no fear and didn’t cower, obeyed the call of their leader and disrupted all the show intended to be mounted on them.
The single thing acquired by the FETO and its partners was to become only one of hundreds of the factions slapped and defeated by our glorious nation in the past.
Apart from its institutional identity, the Turkish Ministry of Interior bears an identity as “the Family of the Martyrs and Relative of the Veterans” in the July 15 incident through our losses at Gölbaşı Special Forces Department, Ankara Provincial Police Directorate and other locations.
By taking this opportunity, I wish almighty Allah’s mercy upon all our martyrs of July 15, extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to our veterans and wish them a speedy recovery. Let me extend our sincere thanks to all our citizens who took or wished to take to the streets on that night and stood against that betrayal even at their heart since they shared this heroic saga and protected their country. Let me greet our glorious nation with the warmest fondness and highest respect.