July 15 Coup Attempt left 290 people dead and about 1200 people wounded. In Istanbul, Bosphorus Bridge was the centre of the incidents took place during the coup attempt on July, 15th. As it can be remembered, putschist soldiers crossed the Bosphorus Bridge at around 10 p.m. and opened fire on people who rush into the bridge by the call of President Erdoğan in order to take a stand against coup. During the incidents on the bridge, tens of people lost their lives and got wounded as the result of opened fire.
Council of Ministers held a meeting on 25th July, and decided to rename Bosphorus Bridge “15th July Martyrs’ Bridge”. After the meeting, Prime Minister Yıldırım made important statements in a press conference, announced that Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge will be renamed as 15th July Martyrs’ Bridge in the name and honour of civilians who lost their lives while they are standing against the coup attempt on the bridge.
Born and raised in Istanbul where I’m a medical student at YeditepeUniversity.
Photo Credits: Mehmet Bilgin