Van spreads US awareness of defeated coup in Turkey

Turkish American steering committee uses van display ‘in order to reveal the truth’ of FETO’s treacherous attempt

A van made its way through Manhattan Wednesday providing the droves of passersby a window into Turkey’s defeated July 15 coup attempt ahead of its three-year anniversary next week.

Third anniversary of July 15 coup bid of FETO

NEW YORK, USA – JULY 10: A LED screen truck displays videos of July 15 coup bid of FETO, at Times Square in New York, United States on July 10, 2019. FETO and its U.S.-based mastermind orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured. Fighter jets under control of coup plotters bombed the parliament on July 16, 2016. Turkey marks June 15 as Democracy and National Unity Day with events to commemorate those who lost their lives beating back the putschists and to remember the bravery of the nation. ( Atılgan Özdil – Anadolu Agency )

The campaign was organized by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), with the organization fitting large screens on the sides of the van and placing images about the attempt for bystanders in Times Square to see.

The screens also aired a trailer from a documentary called “The Network”, which was prepared by Turkish international news channel TRT World in conjunction with the Turkish Presidential Communications Director’s office. 

The film analyzes the secret structures of the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO), its leader Fetullah Gulen and why Turkey is demanding that he be extradited to be held accountable for his role in the defeated coup attempt, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, TASC Co-chair Halil Mutlu said this year marked the third anniversary of the coup attempt repelled by the heroic Turkish people. 

“In order to reveal the truth of this treacherous attempt and FETO [terror] organization to the Americans, we are taking a van with digital display panels in Times Square,” he said.

“Tomorrow, there will be a display of The Network film. We hope that the images on this van will contribute to remind what happened on July 15 night,” Mutlu added.

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