Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vows those behind an attempted coup will pay a heavy price.
More than 6,000 people, including senior commanders in the Turkish armed forces, are now in custody in response to Friday’s unrest. The Turkish foreign ministry said at least 290 people were killed.
President Erdogan blames Cleric Fethullah Gulen for plotting the coup and is calling on the United States to extradite the 77-year-old who’s been in a self-imposed exile from Pennsylvania.
For more on the situation and where Turkey goes, CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Istanbul.
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Tonight’s panel takes a look at the failed military coup in Turkey:
- Hakan Camuz, a Turkish political commentator and Director at Stoke and White Law Firm in London
- Aykan Erdemir, a former member of the Turkish Parliament and senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington
- Tulin Daloglu, a journalist who’s written extensively for various Turkish and American publications
- Ilhan Tanir, a reporter with Cumhuriyet Daily and a Turkish analyst