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Turkey detains 6,000, hints at death sentence

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>> Around 6,000 people now detained in Turkey following Friday's attempted coup. The number include senior soldiers, judges, and prosecutors. Their fate uncertain but possibly grim. President Tayyip Erdoğan telling crowds Sunday that he would listen to calls for the restoration of the death penalty.>>
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> Turkey abolished capital punishment in 2004 as part of its bid to join the EU. Now, Erdogan says the government will take a decision on restoration without delay. Reuters correspondent Ayla Jean Yackley is in Istanbul.
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We cannot ignore these demands. In democracies, whatever people say, it is done.>>
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>> It would be such a huge lead for Turkey to return to those days. And also, could create a lot of critical blowback both internationally as well as domestically if Turkey would undertake with the dramatic form of penalty. So it's not something that people would expect, but it's something that the government has not ruled out.
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>> Instability in Turkey has Europe worried. Following a crackdown on press freedom, there was already a concern about a drift way from democracy. Now, the number of arrests raises the specter over purge. Erdogan blames the coup on an alleged secret network loyal to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen. He says there is a virus that must be rooted out.
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On Monday, European foreign ministers will meet in Brussels to discuss their response. They are calling on Ankara to show restraint. Right now, though, the Turkish leader isn't sounding restrained.