ATALAY CONGRATULATES THE ASSEMBLY
Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay spoke on behalf of the government in thanking the assembly and all of its parties. "Coups and military interventions were like strait jackets being forced onto our country. The nation and all of its establishments have now exclaimed that they will never be forced to wear this straitjacket again," states Atalay. The deputy prime minister went on to emphasize the importance of investigating and analyzing the former coups without sentiments of revenge in order to leave them in the past and pave the way for Turkey's future and stated, "Those responsible for the September 12th coup are now facing trial, 20 years later, due to a constitutional reform."