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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 PM: No hasty decision about death penalty

An armed member of the police special forces in front of the Air Force Academy in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday Credit: Reuters

The prime minister of Turkey has said that is "not correct" to make a hasty decision about bringing back the death penalty following an attempted coup on Friday.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Binali Yildirim said the country cannot "ignore the demands of our people" but said that reinstating capital punishment would require constitutional change.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini said that no country that has the death penalty can become and EU member.

She said that Turkey is part of the Council of Europe and is therefore bound by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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