August 4, 2016 / 10:32 AM / 3 years ago

Erdogan says must restructure state during emergency rule after failed coup

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday the government is compelled to overhaul state institutions after an abortive military coup attempted to topple him.

Speaking to a group of businessmen, Erdogan also said urgent steps were required to restructure the armed forces during a state of emergency imposed after the failed overthrow attempt.

A small faction of the army launched a bloody intervention on July 15, killing more than 230 people and wounding thousands.

Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by David Dolan

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