Hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Sunday, July 9, to the March in Istanbul against the regime of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Protests began 25 days ago and escalated into the largest demonstration since the coup attempt in Turkey years ago.
The protesters carried Turkish flags and banners with the word «Justice». The March ended with a rally, which was addressed by opposition leader Kemal kılıçdaroğlu, who heads the Republican people’s party of Turkey. He stated that it is necessary to cancel the state of emergency in the country and to stop the arrests of members of Parliament and journalists.
President Erdogan criticized kılıçdaroğlu, noting that «justice making in the Parliament, not on the streets.» He also compared the protesters with the organizers of the coup and threatened them with court. During the March on the streets of Istanbul there were 15 thousand policemen.