Gulen effigy hanged, Turkish flags & fire at Taksim square as Erdogan supporters hail coup failure

Thousands of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters gathered on Istanbul’s central Taksim Square to celebrate the failure of Friday night’s military coup. The demonstration featured flag waving, the chanting of pro-government slogans, songs praising Erdogan and Islamic chants. An effigy of Fettullah Gulen, a Turkish cleric living in US and the person that Erdogan and his government have charged with orchestrating the coup, was hanged on the square.

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