The headlines of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speech are as follows;
Tomorrow, we are leaving behind the 3rd year of the new administration, which we started with the oath we took in our Turkish Grand National Assembly. We will complete the 7th year of our direct election as President with the direct vote of the nation.
When we were establishing the AK Party, we said that it is the party of the nation. In every election we entered, we only trusted our nation.
Our nation has taken care of us at the cost of its life. In every election we entered, we only trusted our nation. We expected support from our people. We have been able to stand firm against the attacks made in the last 8 years.
If you remember, they lit the fuse with the first Gezi events. Have you seen the events in which a thousand lies were told by Western media organizations day and night, right? Supposedly they set out saying a tree. We saw the game here and broke this trap by taking a determined stance. Then, they activated FETÖ’s 17-25 December conspiracy over the police and the judiciary.
Standing shoulder to shoulder with our nation, we buried the terrorists in the pits they dug with our self-sacrificing struggle.
The July 15 coup attempt is the greatest betrayal we have ever faced. I wish God’s mercy on our security forces, citizens and friends who were martyred on July 15.
Details will come…