Erdogan Says ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’ Amid Turkey Coup Attempt

Updated on

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to cleanse the military after a coup attempt that he blamed on a group of followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen.

QuickTake Turkey Is No Stranger to Coup Attempts

“They will pay a heavy price for their treason,” Erdogan told his followers at Istanbul’s international airport after his plane landed there. His comments were carried by AHaber.

Erdogan said he was in Marmaris, a holiday resort town on Turkey’s coast, which he says was also bombed during the coup attempt, along with the national intelligence agency headquarters, the prime ministry and the presidential palace.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE