How people in Turkey feel about the failed coup one week on

Updated 12:08 AM ET, Sat July 23, 2016

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Editor's note: Some of the people interviewed by CNN did not want to appear on camera.

Istanbul (CNN) A week on from the dramatic and bloody events of last Friday, when a faction of the military launched a failed coup in Turkey, the country is in a state of emergency.

More than 50,000 people have been fired or suspended, including police, generals and admirals, teachers, judges and civil servants, while more than 9,000 remain in detention.
How do people feel about their country's future? We talked to mothers, fathers, workers and business owners in Istanbul. Here's what they had to say.

Yilmaz, a 51-year-old taxi driver and father

Yilmaz, a taxi cab driver with six children, poses for a photo next to his car, in Istanbul.
"State of emergency means military rule and so does the coup, so what is the difference? I don't know who was behind the coup. You want to believe it was Fethullah [Gulen] because there were so many dead and injured. But then you see tens of thousands of government personnel had their jobs taken away."

    Ridvan, a 26-year-old cook