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Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul (R), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R), Turkey's Grand National Assembly President Ismail Kahraman (C) and former PM Ahmet Davutoglu attend the funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul at Fatih mosque on July 17, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Clean up operations are continuing in the aftermath of Friday's failed military coup attempt which claimed the lives of more than 250 people. In raids across Turkey 6,000 people have been arrested in relation to the failed coup including high-ranking soldiers and judges, Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag has said. (Burak Kara/Getty Images)
Former Turkish President Abdullah Gul (R), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R), Turkey's Grand National Assembly President Ismail Kahraman (C) and former PM Ahmet Davutoglu attend the funeral service for victims of the thwarted coup in Istanbul at Fatih mosque on July 17, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Clean up operations are continuing in the aftermath of Friday's failed military coup attempt which claimed the lives of more than 250 people. In raids across Turkey 6,000 people have been arrested in relation to the failed coup including high-ranking soldiers and judges, Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag has said. (Burak Kara/Getty Images)
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Turkish authorities are rooting out people seen as threats to the government following a failed military coup that tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. Thousands of police officers, military personnel and judges have been arrested.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Selin Girit, who is in Istanbul.

Guest

Selin Girit, reporter for the BBC. She tweets @selingirit.

This segment aired on July 18, 2016.

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