( CNN) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup is targeted at unseating him — lauded the popular resist that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate “traitors, ” a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue.

Speaking to hundreds of thousands of people at a massive rite on Saturday in Istanbul, Erdogan advocated vigilance against lurking opponents and declared that last summer’s bloody ordeal emboldened the nation.

“This experience has unified us, made us stronger, ” the President mentioned. “This wasn’t the first attempt against our commonwealth and it’s not going to be the last onslaught either.”