(MENAFN) To mark the end of nightly demonstrations since a failed coup that killed more than 270 people, more than a million flag-waving Turks gathered in Istanbul on Sunday for a rally.
"We will continue on our road in solidarity. We will love each other not for rank or title, but for Allah," said president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Yenikapi meeting area by the Marmara Sea waterfront on Istanbul's European side was transformed into a sea of red and white, the colours of Turkey's flag.
The so-called democracy and martyrs' rally, which was billed as a cross-party event representing Turkish unity, was so full that large crowds were turned away at the gates, spilling into surrounding streets.
Religious leaders and two of Turkey's three opposition parties attended, with representatives sitting next to Mr Erdogan, who arrived on board a helicopter.