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Turkey is increasing its to detain those for the weekend's failed coup . It has arrested around 6,000 members of the and military, including top judges and . It has also suspended nearly 8,000 police officers suspected of being involved. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would rid all government of the "" that caused the coup. He is taking a very hard with all suspects and announced that he might bring back the penalty. This would hurt Turkey's to join the European Union.

Turkey's Justice Minister announced that there would be than 6,000 detentions. He said: "The legal on these will continue." He added that: "Suspects are being charged with of an armed terrorist and of attempting to overthrow the government of the Turkish Republic using and violence." At least 290 people were killed and thousands wounded in the coup attempt. President Erdogan spoke to the via mobile telephone. He asked people to "take to the " to reclaim . Forces to him soon retook .

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