Erdogan Vows to Rid Turkey of ‘Virus’ Behind Failed Coup

Security forces loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan guard the General Staff headquarters in Ankara, July 17, 2016.
Security forces loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan guard the General Staff headquarters in Ankara, July 17, 2016.

[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

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.