Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the European Union and United States to "mind your own business" after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected accomplices in the failed coup.
"Some people give us advice. They say they are worried. Mind your own business! Look at your own deeds," Erdogan said at the presidential palace, adding no senior Western official had visited Turkey in the wake of the coup.
The president also announced that as a gesture of goodwill after the coup he was dropping hundreds of lawsuits against individuals accused of insulting him.