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Failed coup opened 'new door of compromise' in Turkish politics - opposition leader
August 7, 2016 / 4:50 PM / a year ago

Failed coup opened 'new door of compromise' in Turkish politics - opposition leader

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu attends Democracy and Martyrs Rally, organized by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and supported by ruling AK Party (AKP), oppositions Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), to protest against last month's failed military coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey’s failed coup has opened a “new door of compromise” in politics, the leader of the main secularist opposition told a huge cross-party rally on Sunday, saying politics must now be kept out of the mosques, courthouses and barracks.

“There is a new Turkey after July 15,” Kilicdaroglu told more than a million people, many of them supporters of the ruling AK Party, gathered at a parade ground in Istanbul for a “Democracy and Martyrs’ Rally”.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Nick Tattersall

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