Look for the Turkish government to use this to purge all opposition and take Turkey further toward totalitarianism.
Some 2,839 soldiers, including high-ranking officers, have been arrested after an attempted coup that is now over, says Turkey’s PM Binali Yildirim.
The attempted coup was a “black stain on Turkish democracy”, he said, with 161 civilians killed and 1,440 wounded.
Those held include two army generals, Turkish media say.
Explosions and firing were heard in key cities on Friday night and thousands heeded a call by President Erdogan to rise up against the coup-plotters.
It is unclear who was behind the coup.
The authorities also said 104 suspected coup-plotters had also been killed.
Some 2,745 Turkish judges have also been dismissed in the wake of the coup, state media say.