Turkey renames Bosphorus bridge after coup victims

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hold Turkish flags at Bosphorus Bridge during a demonstration against the failed coup in Istanbul, Turkey 21 July 2016.

Turkey renames Bosphorus bridge after coup victims


Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge will be renamed "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge" in honor of civilians who died resisting Turkey's coup attempt.

The decision to rename the bridge across the Bosporus strait, which opened in 1973, which links Istanbul's Asian and European sides, was taken Monday following a cabinet meeting.

Yildirim also announced that monuments to the civilians killed during the attempted coup would be built in Ankara and Istanbul.

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