Real estate developers to fix coup-hit Parliament for free

DAILY SABAH
ANKARA
Published 24.08.2016 23:17

An association of real estate developers has offered to rebuild and renovate parts of the Parliament building hit by airstrikes during the attempted coup on July 15, blamed on the Gülenist terror cult.

The Association of Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Companies (GYODER) signed a protocol yesterday with the administration for the Parliament for their campaign entitled "The Nation Rebuilds Their Parliament."

Parliament was bombed for the first time in the 55 year history during the foiled attempted coup, and despite security risks, many lawmakers headed to the building in the capital Ankara to show solidarity in the face of the attempted coup. Through phone calls to national TV stations, deputies from all parties, led by Parliamentary Speaker İsmail Kahraman, assured the public that the attempted coup would be quelled. After hours of clashes between pro-coup soldiers and police officers guarding Parliament and amid prolonged airstrikes, the coup soldiers were prevented from seizure of Parliament in the early hours of July 16.

Authorities plan to convert a bombed-out section of the building, where the parliamentary offices of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım are located, into a "democracy museum."

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