A recent survey has found that the overwhelming majority of Turks do not think the July 15 coup attempt was "controlled" by the Turkish government as claimed by Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.
Involving more than 5,400 participants, the survey was carried out by the MAK Consultancy between July 11 and 16.
The outcome of the survey showed that around 78 percent of Turkish citizens believed the 15 July events, in which nearly 250 people were killed and thousands wounded, were not "a controlled coup attempt."
CHP Chairman Kılıçdaroğlu has made claims that the coup attempt was controlled by the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The survey may also be interpreted as a sign of the Turkish people's support for the government's fight against terrorism.
The participants in the survey were also asked about the current state of emergency in the country. Almost 70 percent of them did not think that the suspected putschists and Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) members were "treated unjustly" after the coup attempt. In addition, a number of interviewees thought if indeed there were "unjust treatments," the mistakes would be rectified in the future.
The poll also found that the participants agreed that the relatives of those who were killed and wounded in the coup attempt were the real victims suffering from the event, rather than the ones being tried.
They also expressed their views on Turkey's European Union (EU) accession process. Some 44 percent of the citizens thought that Turkey should continue its accession efforts to EU while 42 percent said that the negotiations with the union should not continue.
The survey also revealed that Turkish citizens have lost faith in NATO and the U.S. after the events on July 15.
Meanwhile, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) granted a polling company to carry out a survey to analyze the aftermath of the April 16 referendum.
It was revealed that even though 4 to 6 percent of the AK Party grassroots voted "no" in the referendum, they said they would vote for the AK Party in the forthcoming elections in 2019.
The survey questioned the participants on the 2019 elections as well and found that under present circumstances the AK Party would receive 50.5 percent, the CHP would get 26.5 percent and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) may receive 12.7 percent of the votes if the elections were held next Sunday.The pro-PKK Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) failed to pass the 10 percent threshold, standing at 8 percent.
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