Espanol / English

Middle East Near You

Students in Somalia stand with Turkey against the attempted coup

People carry a 3 kilometers long Turkish flag within a march called "National Unity March" which started from the area in front of historical 1st Turkish Grand National Assembly Building during July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day's events to mark July 15 defeated coup's 1st anniversary in Ankara, Turkey on July 15, 2017 [Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency]
People carry a long Turkish flag to mark the 1st anniversary of the failed coup in Ankara, Turkey on 15 July 2017 [Metin Aktas/Anadolu Agency]

Students in Somalia have expressed their support for the Turkish people against the failed coup which was launched last year, a video which was released online on the anniversary of the event shows.

“The Turkish people’s will and unity prevented the coup orchestrators from reaching their goals,” the students from the Recep Tayyip Erdogan School of Health Services, affiliated to Mogadishu University in Somalia, stressed.

“We wish a speedy recovery for the wounded heroes on that night,” the Somali students added.

On Saturday, Turkey marked the one year anniversary of the failed coup attempt that was carried out by members of the army allegedly backed by the US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. The coup was meant to “oust the President Recip Tayyep Erdogan, capture power and control the state’s security and information institutions”.

Read: Remembering the attempted coup in Turkey

Gulen has repeatedly denied accusations that he backed the coup attempt.

The coup plot was defeated when thousands of Turks answered Erdogan’s calls and took to the streets to resist. Some 290 died facing the coup orchestrators and more than 2,100 people were wounded.

Categories
AfricaAsia & AmericasEurope & RussiaNewsSomaliaTurkeyUS