Erdogan responded to criticisms about the high number of arrests that followed the coup attempt by giving examples from other countries that faced security threats in the recent past, claiming the Turkish government's reaction was no different.?
"For example, in the face of terrorist acts, France took numerous steps and certain stands,wholesale cheap jordans," he told Al Jazeera.
"Three months ago they had an emergency state. Initially it was three months, then it was prolonged."
The Turkish president also repeated his claim that US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and his movement was behind the coup attempt and said it would be a big mistake if the US decided not to extradite him. Gulen, who lives in exile in the US state of Pennsylvania, has denied any involvement.
But, Erdogan also emphasised that he did not want to strain Turkey's relations with the US as a result of the extradition request. ?