Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised during a speech on Saturday to respond Western powers when they pressure Turkey and asked the people to be ready for new coup attempts similar to the failed coup of July 15, 2016.
Addressing a gathering in Isparta province on Saturday, where he attended series of opening ceremonies, Erdoğan said Turks must be ready to encounter the enemy within and without just as they prevented the coup on July 15 of last year.
Erdoğan also promised the people that outside powers would be responded to with better weapons and technology when they try to attack Turkey.
“Are we ready for a new Çanakkale [Gallipoli Campaign], War of Independence and July 15 [coup attempt]? Are we ready to face those who want to attack Turkey? Are we ready face those who want to curtail the power of Turkey?
“Are we ready to face them with better weapons and technology those who think they can overcome Turkey with their weapons and technology?” he asked.