Recep Tayyip Erdogan
As per Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, the death toll stands at 17 so far, with 709 injured.
Several suspected Islamist radicals have been arrested in dozens of raids since Paty's murder, and about 50 organisations with alleged links to such individuals have been earmarked for closure by the government.
The Turkish leader also mentioned Washington's threat of sanctions after Turkey tested the Russian-made S-400 air defense system. The purchase has already seen Turkey kicked off the F-35 stealth fighter program.
- Advertisement -