A failed military coup in Turkey over the weekend will give the administration of President Tayyip Erdogan the opportunity to intensify its crackdown on dissenters, analysts said Monday.
Since the attempted coup over the weekend, the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary has risen to 6,000.
Erdogan is blaming the coup on a "terror group" led by Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is based in Pennsylvania. Gulen has denied any connection with the coup.
"There's plenty more (purges) to come … Erdogan will use this as an example of why the constitution needs to be changed to fundamentally rid Turkey of its coup-ridden past," Reva Goujon, an analyst at geopolitical consultancy, Stratfor, told CNBC's "Squawk Box".
Since his party won the parliamentary elections in November last year, Erdogan has been pushing for constitutional changes that will give the president more powers.