Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.
Turkey vowed to root out allies of the US-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities.
Turkey purged its police on Monday after rounding up thousands of soldiers in the wake of a failed military coup, and said it could reconsider its friendship with the US unless Washington hands over a cleric Ankara blames for the putsch.
Following the recent turn of events in Turkey, the outlook for travel and tourism demand in the country is likely to be impacted in the short to medium term, said Nadejda Popova, Travel Project manager, Euromonitor International.
Turkey's failed military coup may prompt some flight to safe-haven assets on Monday but there will only be a more serious longer-term impact for investors if instability persists in the strategically important emerging market.
Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in control of the country and economy.
Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Tayyip Erdogan.
It was a strangely 20th century coup, defeated by 21st century technology and people power.
When a self-styled military "Peace Council" tried to topple Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his increasingly authoritarian
Turkish forces loyal to President Tayyip Erdogan largely crushed an attempted military coup on Saturday after crowds answered his call to take to the streets in support of the government and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks.
Supporters of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan shout slogans at the Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 16. Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim reportedly said that the Turkish military was involved in an attempted coup d'etat. Th