Recap of Turkey's failed coup on July 15

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference to present the outcome of the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg Germany

He said Turkey was "able to stand on its own two feet".

Still, after a tumultuous year, Mr. Erdogan's justifications for his post-coup norm are beginning to wear thin - and even starting to be drowned out by criticism from Turkey's newly energized opposition, putting pressure on an increasingly authoritarian president still reliant on democratic institutions.

"But now the same European Union not only doesn't invite us to the leaders' summits any more - they also waste our time".

British MP David Lammy said the arrest on July 5 of ten human rights activists was the latest evidence of a brutal crackdown by a regime which had become a "dictatorship". "We will continue to remember July 15 with more comprehensive programs in the future", he said.

"We are in a hurry to find a solution here. We are fed up with this", Erdogan said.

The RSF 2017 World Press Freedom Index, a comparative register on each country's treatment of journalists, found Turkey to be the "biggest prison for media personnel".

Members of worldwide media are being hosted in Ankara by Turkey's Directorate General of Press and Information.

On July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country as a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

The government has blamed the coup on the influential movement led by US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, a former Erdogan ally who ran a network of schools, dormitories, media outlets and universities.

Erdogan said the watch will start on July 15. Erdogan, however, disputed the figure saying: "No one is jailed because of journalism here".

Likening the historic importance of beating the coup attempt to the Battle of Gallipoli, which came before Independence War of the Turkish Republic in 1919, Erdo─čan stressed the importance of building traditions and commemoration activities.

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