Ankara declares emergency rule in aftermath of attempted putsch

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan announced a three-month national state of emergency on Wednesday night and vowed to bring to justice everyone involved in last week's attempted coup against him. In an interview with Al Jazeera, he repeated his accusation that the coup attempt was planned by opposition leader Fethullah Gulen, who is living in exile in the US. Erdogan also said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who had called on Erdogan to show restraint, should "mind his own business" and not intervene in Turkish affairs. Regarding the 60,000 people arrested nationwide including members of the police, the intelligence agencies, the civil service and every branch of the military, Erdogan said "every step is taken within the law."
Meanwhile, the Turkish security forces continued their search for additional rebels who have yet to be captured. Warplanes were sent to the Aegean Sea to locate and attack boats carrying rebels who fled by sea.  

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