Pro-democracy rally set for US capital
Turkish Americans and American Muslims will stage a rally on Sunday in front of the White House to show support for Turkish democracy after the defeated coup of July 15.

The ‘Democracy against Coup’ rally will be organized by the Turkish American National Steering Committee (TASC), which is an umbrella organization for approximately 150 Turkish-American associations.

A high attendance of Turkish citizens living in the U.S. and Muslim Americans from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and New York is expected at the rally which will take place at 2 p.m. local time (1800GMT).

During the rally, the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) behind the failed bloody coup on July 15 is going to be protested.

Meanwhile, U.S. representatives of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, and main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will read a joint memorandum to condemn the coup attempt and show solidarity for Turkey.

During the failed coup attempt, 240 people were martyred, and nearly 2,200 injured. Since then, dozens of protests across the world have been staged to show solidarity with Turkey's democratically elected government.

Sunday's rally will be the third in Washington DC since the putsch attempt.

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