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Erdoğan clamps down after crushing attempted military coup
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Erdoğan clamps down after crushing attempted military coup

by firstsource newsJuly 16, 2016

Thousands of soldiers rounded up and more than 2,700 judges dismissed, while prime minister talks of bringing in death penalty for rebels

’s hardline president, , unleashed a brutal purge of his enemies in the army and judiciary on Saturday after heading off an attempted military coup.

Erdoğan’s office put the death toll in street clashes and airborne dogfights between rebels and loyalists at 265. About 2,800 soldiers were arrested in a day of extraordinary drama that saw the putsch ruthlessly put down.

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