The Turkish government will resolutely continue building a great, powerful Türkiye so the country does not face more calamities like the defeated coup attempt of July 15, 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 16.
Erdoğan made a speech at the Commemoration for July 15 Democracy and National Unity Day in Istanbul's Saraçhane district.
Over the years, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly made the hand sign of the ultra-nationalist, neo-fascist, and Islamist 'Grey Wolves', a paramilitary branch of his ruling coalition partner Devlet Bahçeli's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).
Erdogan's re-election as president in the general elections scheduled for June, 2023, hinges on the MHP's full support
The nationalist organization “Grey Wolves” donated a map showing the Aegean islands & Crete as part of Turkey to government partner Devlet Bahceli
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli, on June 7, reiterated that his party favors Turkey to go to the polls at the scheduled time, slated for June 2023.
"Whether they like it or not, the election will be held on time, and the date of that democratic appointment is June 2023," he said addressing his lawmakers in parliament.