The Turkish government is taking its revenge against the instigators of a failed coup attempt.
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Now Turkey has set its sights on the U.S. — President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has demanded America hand over Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen, who is currently living in Pennsylvania. Erdoğan has blamed the coup attempt on Gülen's supporters.
Surviving the attempted insurrection is likely to bolster Erdoğan's authoritarian tendencies — and his mandate to do so. The coup attempt was severely hindered by the massive crowds of ordinary citizens who turned out in the streets to support the government.
Turkey's government says 256 people, including 104 coup participants, were killed during the coup attempt, while more than 1,400 people were injured.