ANKARA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Turkey will close air base in Ankara and military barracks in both Ankara and Istanbul, which were used by coup plotting soldiers in the July 15 coup attempt, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Friday in Ankara.
Serving as the main headquarters in the coup, the Akinci Airbase "will be closed and turned into a place where the memories of our martyrs will be kept alive," Yildirim said while addressing a crowd near the base in the Kazan district of Ankara.
The PM also vowed to shut all military barracks from where tanks rolled out and helicopters took off in Istanbul and Ankara during the failed coup attempt.
He also stated that July 15 will be the annual "Democracy Martyrs Day" of Turkey. "That day you went outside to protect your motherland Turkey," he said.
Yildirim strengthened that Turkey will bring Gulen, accused by Ankara of plotting the coup, back from the U.S. to face charge in court.