Some 60,000 people have been arrested, removed from their jobs or suspended in the two weeks following the botched putsch.
Dismissing the criticism, Erdogan has warned Western leaders to mind their own business as he strengthens his grip on the nation. He even intimated that the United States could have been supporting the plot.
Turkish president Recep Erdogan, pictured addressing supporters last night in Ankara, attacked the West
Erdogan accused Western leaders of being 'shameful in the name of democracy' for not supporting him
Turkey has cancelled 50,000 passports and purged 60,000 people from their positions following the coup
Speaking last night to hundreds of supporters in the presidential palace in Ankara, he said: 'The attitude of many countries and their officials over the coup attempt in Turkey is shameful in the name of democracy.
'Any country and any leader who does not worry about the life of Turkish people and our democracy as much as they worry about the fate of coupists are not our friends.'
Erdogan claims he was almost killed on the night when 237 people died and a further 2,100 were injured during the failed military coup.
However, Erdogan's response to the attempt has been criticised as the Turkish leader has been accused of attempting to consolidate his control on the nation by ousting people loyal to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Erdogan also criticised the European Council and the European Union, which Turkey aspires to be a part of, for their failure to pay a visit to offer condolences, saying their criticism was 'shameful'.
The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, said on Thursday the purges were harming the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq by sweeping away Turkish officers who had worked closely with the United States.
The head of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, said he believed some of the military figures whom the United States had worked with were in jail. Votel's comments drew condemnation from Erdogan.
Erdogan said: 'Instead of thanking this country which repelled a coup attempt, you take the side of the coup plotters. The putschist is in your country already.'
In a statement released by the U.S. military on Friday, General Votel said any claims that he was involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey were 'unfortunate and completely inaccurate'.
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