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Erdogan supporters stand guard after coup bid

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Large crowds gathering in Istanbul and Ankara to show their support for the government just 24 hours after a failed military coup.>> Tayyip Erdoğan given a hero's welcome.
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> The president warning that those responsible will pay a heavy price. Authorities have already rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters. Reuters Turkey correspondent Ayla Jean Yackley says the purge isn't simply confined to the military.>> There are orders for the arrests of about 3,000 prosecutors and judges.
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They've already detained two members of Turkey's top court known as followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Islamic preacher who is now based in United States. And this raises questions about whether the dragnet is being extended to detain political opponents of the government.>> We stand by the government of Turkey.
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>> John Kerry saying public suggestions of a US role in Friday's plot are utterly false. The US urging Turkey to exercise restraint.>> Newspaper columns and otherwise believe that this will fundamentally change the dynamics in Turkey and that yes, Erdoğan will benefit from this. He vanquishes his enemies in the military by doing this and within hours after the coup started, he said on live television that this coup was quote unquote, a gift from God.
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>> Crowds on Saturday chanting for the death penalty to be reintroduced. Turkey abolished it more than a decade ago to meet EU criteria for membership. Erdoğan though telling his supporters the government will do whatever is necessary.