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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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'Don't go too far,' John Kerry warns Turkey

Police special forces keep watch in front of the Air Force Academy in Istanbul, Turkey Credit: Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Turkey not to go "too far" in bringing order following Friday's attempted coup.

Speaking at a news conference in Brussels, Kerry said the US supports bringing the perpetrators to justice but says that President Erdogan is "firmly urged" to maintain calm, uphold the rule of law and show respect for institutions.

He also made clear that Turkey must provide genuine evidence that "withstands scrutiny" when requesting the extradition of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The US has a formal process for dealing with extradition requests, Turkey must send evidence not allegations.

– Secretary of State John Kerry

Erdogan has accused Gulen, a 75-year-old cleric, of organising the attempted coup that has so far has left more than 200 people dead.

Gulen staunchly denies any involvement in the plot.

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