We have left behind the first anniversary of the July 15 coup and invasion attempt. We commemorated that bloody coup and invasion attempt on Saturday and demonstrated, with the participation of millions all over Turkey, that we will not forget the heroic struggle that stopped that bloody attempt.
How history has been made may have been barely noticed in a year, but the next decades will be shaped around that day. So, July 15 is a historic milestone and the state, politics and social relations will be restructured accordingly. While the legal struggle - despite its shortcomings - against the coup plotters has continued over the past year on the one hand, operations against the affiliates of the coup plotters at home has continued on the other.
The most striking aspect of this process was the storm that was broken out through Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) cases. While a segment led by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) highlighted "victimization" and raised questions over the legal struggle, they also overshadowed and strove to overshadow the July 15 resistance, and they still continue to do so at the moment.
What is being done against this? While seeking an answer to this question, the constantly discussed issue these days is that while FETÖ members make a show of strength in court, society is not showing enough interest in these cases. From this point of view, opposition players and the media are spreading a perception that society does not embrace the July 15 resistance. Undoubtedly, this is mainly because of CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu's emphasis on the lie of the "controlled coup."
However, this is not the main reason why people do not go to court and do not take interest in the cases. The reason is completely different. The public wrote a democracy epic by resisting tanks and F-16s using only their bodies on July 15 perhaps for the first time in the history of the world. Embracing their political will, which has been integrated with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's leadership, they did not surrender their state and institutions to the coup plotters. And they completed their mission by doing this. They, beyond any doubt, are and will continue to maintain this struggle in all spheres of life.
People also know that they have a political will that they trust and state institutions that operate to their wishes. This is exactly why society wants this process to take its natural course and wants and expects politics and institutions to settle accounts with FETÖ within the framework of the law.
At this point, political players and the media had better carry out the fight against FETÖ on a legal level.
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