Turkey has arrested 6,000 people after a failed coup, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowing to purge state bodies of the “virus” that caused the revolt.
Mr. Erdogan’s top military aide, Col. Ali Yazici is among those now in custody.
The overall death toll for the weekend violence has risen to 290, the foreign ministry said.
Security forces are reported to have met resistance from some coup plotters who were being arrested.
Mr. Erdogan broke down in tears while speaking at the funeral of a close political ally, his campaign manager Erol Olcak, and his teenage son.The President said he would take the country forward in “unity and solidarity.”