A coup attempt had been carried out in Turkey by an illegal structure on the night of July 15, 2016. It began with the blocking of Bosporus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges in Istanbul at 22.00 hrs. by the gendarmerie forces under military belonging to this illegal structure. This coup attempt was followed by the bombing of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and an assassination attempt of our President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was crushed by the operations launched by our security forces, and it failed to succeed as a result of the resistance of our nation.
Legal proceedings regarding to those who killed dozens of our people had begun while the peace and security in the country were restored rapidly. This attempt, which sought to destroy the democratic order protected by the constitution or to replace the current order with another one, had gained no recognition from the people and furthermore, strengthened the Turkish democracy.
We assure you that this country to which you used to come and which you enjoyed in comfort and safety remains the same like on your last visit. Turkish people have shown their stance against the coup attempt and proved their loyalty and dedication to democracy by holding on to their rights in squares all over the country against the attempt.