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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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Turkish coup plotters 'request political asylum in Greece'

Eight men believed to be part of a military coup in Turkey have requested political asylum in Greece, the Greek police ministry has said.

A Turkish military helicopter landed in Alexandroupolis in northern Greece after government forces took back control of Istanbul, and the eight on board were arrested.

Pictured in May, Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who has called for the soldiers' return Credit: Reuters

Factions of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government, using tanks and attack helicopters, but citizens loyal to President Tayyip Erdogan helped to foil the plan.

Greek state television ERT said the men arrested may have been involved in the uprising.

On Twitter, Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said the government had asked Greece to return the "treacherous soldiers" immediately.

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