Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan tells Reuters that there were significant failures in intelligence ahead of last Friday's attempted military coup and that Turkish armed forces would be restructured. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Thursday that there were significant failures in intelligence ahead of last Friday's attempted military coup and that the armed forces would quickly be restructured. In his first interview since declaring a state of emergency following the abortive coup, Erdogan said a new coup attempt was possible but would not be easy, saying, "we are more vigilant." "It is very clear that there were significant gaps and deficiencies in our intelligence, there is no point trying to hide it or deny it. I told it to the head of national intelligence," Erdogan told Reuters in his palace in Ankara, which was targeted during the coup attempt.