Speaking to the press following a cabinet meeting in Ankara, Yildirim said that those who attempted to bring down the democratically elected government will be held accountable for their crimes, but Turkey would not act based on its emotions and revenge.

"We will act in accordance with the law" he said.

Yildirim updated the death toll in the deadly coup attempt and said that 208 people, including 145 civilians, 60 police officers, and three soldiers have been martyred, while 1491 people have been injured.

He noted that over 7,500 suspects have been detained in relation to the coup attempt, and added that the numbers could increase.

The prime minister urged the U.S. administration once again the extradite Fethullah Gulen, who is the leader of the Gulenist Terror Organization and lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, U.S.

"I say to US administration [regarding extradition of Gulen], a group attempting to end democracy in a country is proof" he said.

On Friday, a small military junta linked to the Gulenist Terror Organization (FETO) attempted to topple the democratically elected government in Turkey and bring martial law. The attempt was prevented by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy. 208 people, consisting of mostly civilians, have been killed by pro-coup soldiers, while over 1,400 people were injured.

Source: Daily Sabah