The purges have stoked alarm that Erdogan was using the coup plot to crack down on opponents, with Turkey's Western allies urging the authorities in the strategic North Atlantic Treaty Organisation state to obey the rule of law. Erdogan told the nation that the government would soon announce "an important decision". Meanwhile, the country's jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some 20 alleged militants, according to the Anadolu Agency.
On Wednesday, the government is also expected to enact emergency measures. The Turkish media regulation agency on Tuesday revoked the licenses of 24 radio and television channels on accusations of having links to Gulen. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is chairing meetings of his national security council and cabinet in the capital, Ankara. The government has accused a US-based Muslim cleric of masterminding the attempted coup, in which more than 230 people were killed.
Authorities have rounded up close to 9,000 people - including 115 generals, 350 officers and some 4,800 other military personnel for alleged involvement in the takeover. The state of emergency, which comes into force after it is published in Turkey's official gazette, will allow the president and cabinet to bypass parliament in passing new laws and to limit rights and freedoms as they deem necessary.
Melania Trump - until now only a minor presence on the campaign trail - found herself caught in an embarrassing plagiarism controversy Tuesday after a prime-time defense of her husband that appeared to be lifted in part from a speech given by Michelle Obama.
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Ben Carson went Biblical on Clinton, and House Speaker Paul Ryan dedicated much more of his speech to attacking Clinton that he did supporting Trump. And by the yardstick of American politics, the stars of the evening were Trump's son Donald jnr and his 22-year-old daughter by an earlier marriage, Tiffany.