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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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Former Turkish Air Force chief 'confesses' to coup role

Akin Ozturk has been interrogated following the attempted coup. Credit: RTV

Turkey's former Air Force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to plotting the attempted coup which took place on Friday, according to state-run news agency Anadolu Agency.

The agency reported that Ozturk, who was being interrogated, confessed to having a role in the attempt to topple the Government.

However, private Turkish broadcaster Haberturk said he had not confessed and had told prosecutors he had tried to prevent the coup.

More than 200 people were killed after a faction of the military launched the coup attempt, sealing off a bridge across the Bosphorus, trying to capture Istanbul's main airport and sending tanks to parliament in Ankara.

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