Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a visit to an industrial sawmill in Chaguaramas, Venezuela August 18, 2016. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
Reuters: Maduro says any Venezuela coup bid would meet tougher reaction than Turkey's
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said the purge by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meted out on rivals after a failed coup would look like child's play compared with the action he would take if opposition tried something similar in the OPEC nation.
"Did you see what happened in Turkey?" said Maduro, in a televised public event on Thursday evening. "Erdogan will seem like a nursing baby compared to what the Bolivarian revolution will do if the right wing steps over the line with a coup."
After an abortive military coup in July, Erdogan's government detained, suspended or placed under investigation more than 60,000 people in the military, judiciary, civil service and education.
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