Democracy and National Unity Day

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Democracy and National Unity Day
Turkish protesters in Istanbul.jpg
"Democracy Watch" in İstanbul, 2016
Observed by  Turkey
Type National
Date 15 July
Next time 15 July 2019 (2019-07-15)
Frequency annual

The Democracy and National Unity Day of Turkey (Turkish: Demokrasi ve Milli Birlik Günü) is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the national unity against the coup d'état attempt for democracy in 2016.[1] President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in 27th Muhtars Meeting that, he and National Security Council recommended commemoration of veterans and martyrs of 15 July as "Democracy and Celebration of Freedom Day".[2] Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım announced on 11 October 2016 that a new law has been prepared and opened for signatures. [3] After formal procedures, 15 July became a national holiday as "Democracy and National Unity Day". [4]


  1. ^ "Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaşkanlığı Resmi İnternet Sitesi". Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  2. ^ "15 Temmuz Türk Milletinin İkinci Kurtuluş Savaşı'dır". Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. ^ "15 Temmuz resmi tatil oluyor". Hürriyet. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Kazan'ın adı değişti, 15 Temmuz resmi tatil oldu". Hürriyet. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
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