ANKARA

The stories of “those martyred in the July 15 coup attempt” in 2016 will be told to the world in English through live broadcasts from monuments in the Turkish capital Ankara and metropolis Istanbul, Turkey’s Communications Directorate said on Wednesday.

“As part of the commemoration programme marking the fifth anniversary of July 15, 251 martyrs will be commemorated one by one, and their heroism will be broadcast with a visual presentation in English,” the directorate said in a statement.

“The goal of the programme is to call international attention to the nation’s democratic victory, which was earned at the expense of its life, in the fight against the July 15 coup attempt,” the statement added.

The July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day event will be held on Thursday at 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. local time (0630-0830GMT).

FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated 2016 coup, which left 251 people dead and 2,734 injured.

Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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