At least 6,000 people have been arrested in connection with the failed attempt to bring down Turkey’s government.

Senior military commanders, rank-and-file soldiers and thousands of judges are among those rounded up in a sweeping crackdown.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to “clean all state institutions of the virus” of supporters of Fethullah Gulen, whose Hizmet movement has been blamed for the coup attempt.

“They may have tanks but we have our faith. We will not leave the squares,” he said at a funeral for some of those killed in the coup.

“I said this yesterday, the people’s demand for democracy cannot be swept aside. This is your right.”

Mourners chanted “Fethullah will come and pay” and “we want the death penalty” as he spoke… see more

source: skynews