An attempted coup d’état in Turkey on July 15, 2016, against state
institutions, including, but not limited to the government and
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was unsuccessful.
The nation of Turkey issued a circulating commemorative
ringed-bimetallic 1-lira coin in memory of those who fought and died
in the attempted coup d’etat. The attempt was carried out by a faction
within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace
at Home Council.
The attempted coup was put down in a matter of days and some 300
people lost their lives in the fighting. Since then Turkish President
Erdogan has use the coup an excuse for mass arrests, the detention of
over 40,000 citizens, dismissal of tens of thousands of teachers, and
the firing of many thousands of government employees.
The coin features arms raising the flag of Turkey on the obverse.
The reverse is the standard 1-lira design.
The coin is now available from United States dealer Joel Anderson
for $5 each plus shipping and handling.
To order the coin, visit his website.