The Turkish government is increasing its to detain those it deems for the weekend's failed attempt. It has arrested around 6,000 members of the judiciary and , including top judges and senior-ranking . It has also suspended nearly 8,000 police officers suspected of having to the coup attempt. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to purge all government of what he calls the "virus" that caused the . The president is taking a very hard line with all those suspected of and has announced that Turkey would consider reinstating the death . This would hurt Turkey's efforts to join the European Union.
Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag announced that: "There are around 6,000 detentions. It will surpass 6,000. The legal on these will continue." He added that: "Suspects are being charged with of an armed terrorist organisation and of attempting to overthrow the government of the Turkish Republic using and violence, or of attempting to completely or hinder its function." At least 290 people were killed and thousands wounded in the coup . President Erdogan addressed the country via mobile telephone, urging people to "take to the " to defeat the coup and to reclaim . Forces to the president retook control of the country.