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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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Turkey bars 1,500 ministry employees 'over Gulen links'

Gulen denies claims his network was behind the coup attempt Credit: Reuters

Turkey's finance ministry has suspended about 1,500 employees over suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim cleric who Ankara accuses of being behind the failed coup, according to a ministry official.

The official said the suspensions were in all departments and across the country.

Earlier on Monday Turkey repeated its call for the US, its NATO ally, to extradite Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania.

Gulen denies claims his network was behind the coup attempt.

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