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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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US asks for legal basis to Turkish extradition request

Fethullah Gullen lives in self-imposed exile in the US. Credit: Reuters

America's ambassador to Turkey has said it will consider any extradition request if it meets US legal requirements.

Turkey has criticised the US for asking for proof that US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen was involved in Friday's attempted coup before it extradites him.

But US ambassador John Bass said his country was willing to help Turkey investigate the coup attempt, rejecting any suggestion America was trying to undermine Turkish security.

He said it was "categorically untrue" that the US had backed the coup attempt.

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