It was a major display of solidarity when Turkish MPs from all four major political parties gathered at the damaged parliament only hours after a coup attempt failed to overthrow the government overnight on Friday.

At an extraordinary parliament session early on Saturday, a joint declaration was issued by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), “strongly condemning the coup attempt” that resulted in the detention of thousands.

The statement said Turkey’s handling of “the bloody coup attempt sets an example for the whole world.”

“This noble nation, which has protected the Republic of Turkey and its institutions at the risk of their lives, deserves to be praised and lauded,” it added.

Source: Al-Jazeera


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