[VOA NEWS Online/ISTANBUL}—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is promising to rid Turkey of people involved in Friday’s failed coup attempt, as authorities continued to carry out arrests of those allegedly responsible.
“At every level of government, the period of cleaning this virus will continue,” Erdogan said Sunday. “Like the cancer virus, it spreads all around the government,” he added.
Turkish security forces fired warning shots and made arrests near the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport, one of two international airports serving Istanbul, officials said.
There were also clashes at an air base in Konya, a major city in the central region of Turkey. “The situation is under control,” an official said. READ MORE OF THIS REPORT