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Live updates: Erdogan vows revenge after Turkey coup attempt

Here are the latest developments following Friday's failed coup attempt in Turkey:

  • Turkey has arrested some 6,000 people and suspended nearly 8,000 police officers
  • The country's president has vowed revenge and hinted he could bring back the death penalty
  • John Kerry and Boris Johnson have urged Erdogan to show restraint
  • Turkey has called on the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen who it blames for the plot
  • The Foreign Office has told Britons that the situation is still "volatile"
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Flights between Turkey and US suspended

A Turkish flag outside of Ataturk Airport Credit: Reuters

Flights between Turkey and the US were suspended indefinitely on Saturday following a failed coup by the Turkish military on Friday night.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has now prohibited all airlines from flying between the two countries in the wake of the putsch - in which at least 265 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured.

Nearly 3,000 suspected plotters of the coup have so far been arrested in the ensuing government crackdown.

Issuing the flight ban, the FAA said in a statement: "The FAA is monitoring the situation in Turkey in coordination with our partners in the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security and will update the restrictions as the situation evolves".

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