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Turkey rounds up 6,000 suspects after failed coup

Police escort soldiers in a roundup after a military coup in TurkeyTurkish authorities on Sunday pressed on with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with 6,000 people including generals detained in action that has sparked international concern. World leaders including US President Barack Obama have strongly condemned the attempted putsch but also urged Turkey to respect the rule of law in its aftermath, especially after pictures emerged showing the rough treatment of some coup plotters when arrested. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Sunday that around 6,000 people had been detained and the number would rise.

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