See The Number Of Coup Plotters Who Tried Taking Down Turkey Government

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

Sky News reports that the chief military assistant to the president, senior military commanders, rank-and-file soldiers and thousands of judges are among those rounded up in a sweeping crackdown.

It comes as the death toll from the failed coup rose to more than 290 people, according to the Turkish government.

President Recep 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, (Saturday) 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.

A few groups of plotters are still holding out against in Istanbul, according to a senior official speaking to Reuters.

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