Turkey's Erdogan says uprising was act of treason

ISTANBUL: The attempted coup by a section of Turkey's military was an act of treason and is a reason to "clean up" the armed forces, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on early on Saturday.

President Erodgan  said he would stay with his "people" and not go anywhere, hours after a section of the military attempted to overthrow him.

Erodgan also said in comments broadcast live on private station NTV that the attempted coup was the work of followers of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, a cleric Erdogan has long accused of attempting to use his followers in the judiciary and military to overthrow the government.