Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Istanbul to mark the end of a 25-day march. The protesters walked 450 kilometers for justice. The main opposition leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu hopes to unite Turkey’s different opposition groups.
Following a 450-km march for justice, opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu faces challenges in fostering unity to counter the ongoing purges and erosion of democratic institutions. Diego Cupolo reports from Istanbul.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors in a speech marking the anniversary of a failed coup. The opposition has attacked his call for the return of capital punishment.
Turkey's "March for Justice" has marked an unexpected triumph for the Turkish opposition. But its leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, will now have to show whether he knows how to build on the momentum.
The raids targeting two universities come a day after the main opposition leader addressed more than a million people at a rally calling for justice. Among those arrested was a prominent government critic.
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