Turkey’s state of emergency to be extended once again: Deputy PM

Turkey’s state of emergency to be extended once again: Deputy PM

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Turkey’s state of emergency to be extended once again: Deputy PM

The state of emergency rule is set to be extended once again following an advisory decision made by the National Security Council (MGK), the government spokesman and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Jan. 8.

“The state of emergency will be extended once again,” Bozdağ told reporters following a cabinet meeting on Jan. 8.

The state of emergency was first declared on July 21, 2016, in the wake of the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

In line with the constitution, which allows state of emergency rule to be endlessly extended albeit in three-month periods, the coming extension is set to be sixth extension since the initial declaration in 2016.

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