Anti-coup protests to end with huge rally in Istanbul

Anti-coup rallies across Turkey attended by millions of people since July 15 will culminate in a massive rally next weekend uniting Turks from all walks of life, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced, according to Anadolu Agency.

The president said live on air he would propose for Istanbul to host a rally on 7 August that would attract participation from citizens, political leaders, high-ranking military officers, as well as artists and athletes.

“Let the nation be there together,” Erdogan said. “Accelerating the process of normalization is extremely important for our country.”