Failed Coup Returns Commonsense to Erdogan as he Withdraws, Forgives all Cases of Insults to him*
Calling the July 15 foiled coup attempt a milestone for Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday the country had not compromised its laws in the coup’s wake, and furthermore made the gesture of withdrawing various court cases filed over insults to the president.
“As a milestone, I hereby withdraw all the cases filed for insulting me and forgive all the offenders,” Erdogan told a Martyrs’ Memorial Day ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara to commemorate victims of the failed coup.
Erdogan also said, “Even during the coup attempt process, we have not made the slightest compromise with the law. Every step we have taken, every decision we have made, every implementation we have launched, it has been under the constitution [and the country’s] laws.”
He added, “If we do not use this…
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