April 4, 2021
Our great nation has shown that the period of coups has definitely come to
an end in our country and that it has made its choice in favor of democracy
by standing firmly against the tanks at the cost of their lives during the
coup attempt on July 15. The concept of respect for the national will has
now become an indispensable principle of our nation. Our nation cannot
tolerate any acts that put this principle to test.
The declaration evoking the connotation of a coup, which was published at
midnight, reminds us of similar initiatives that took place in the past. It
is an attempt that underestimates national will and democracy and
implicates the heroic Turkish Armed Forces.
It is evident that such an initiative that is taken in a period when our
country is tackling with many national and international issues, pandemic
and regional security problems in particular, and the Turkish Armed Forces
are struggling with heroism and by making a great sacrifice at home and
across the border will please foreign powers who do not want the good of
There is no doubt that our nation and the relevant institutions of our
country will give the appropriate response to such initiatives.
COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION