A failed coup d’etat by Turkish military forces see a continued crackdown in Turkey under the orders of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mr Erdogan vowed to bring those behind the coup to justice.
Large crowds heed the call of the President as they filled the streets.
Hundreds of soldiers were arrested. Hundreds of judiciary members were also removed. The death toll in Turkey’s deadliest coup has seen 290 people dead. About 1,400 people were injured in the Friday coup attempt.
In total, 6,000 people were detained in suspicion of supporting the coup and the arrests will continue. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim said those who plotted the coup would “pay a heavy price”.
Among those arrested were Incirlik Air Base Commander General Bekir Ercan Van. The military commander’s base works with the United States during skirmishes against the Islamic State
Colonel Ali Yazici is also subject to detention. An order has been handed out. The Senior Military aide had taken orders directly from Mr Erdogan.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had deported eight Turkish soldiers who had flown to Alexandroupoli in Greece after the failed coup attempt.
“It is not anything ordinary that my young brothers lay under tank pellets; this is a manifest of faith,” Erdogan said.
He also said he did not rule out bringing back the death penalty for the coup’s perpetrators.
As the crowd chanted “we want the death penalty,” he said, “we can’t ignore the people’s request in a democracy — this is your right.”
“This right has to be evaluated by the appropriate authorities according to the constitution and a decision can be made,” Erdogan said in the address broadcast live on TV.
He asked supporters to stay on guard.
“You should fill the squares. This isn’t a 12-hour operation. We will continue determinedly.”