One thing that is predictable about a coup, whether it succeeds or fails, is that immediately afterwards there will be a bloody purge of purification.
Pro Erdogen supporters protest in front of Gulen's home in Pennsylvania
The Turkish government has issued an official request that the public turn in anyone who supported the coup attempt.
Translation -"The police are asking people to report those who support the terrorist act (failed coup) online / on social media for further action, reminding people it's an offense."
ISTANBUL — Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, bringing the number of people rounded up to 6,000 — including the commander of an airbase from which the U.S. launches airstrikes on ISIS fighters.
Amid the arrests, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Turkish television that life in the country was back to normal, announcing the central bank, capital markets board, banking system and stock exchange were all functional.
An official told Reuters that "a few important soldiers on the run and being sought" would likely be captured "shortly," in addition to the 6,000 people already detained.
An official who did not wish to be named told NBC News that among those arrested was General Bekir Ercan Van, commander of the Incirlik air base from which U.S. aircraft launch airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. Ten other soldiers at the base were also detained, he said.
Soldier beheaded on bridge