Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months
The Turkish government submitted a bill to the country’s Grand National Assembly to extend the state of emergency for three more months, the Turkish media reported July 17.
The state of emergency for a period of three months was first introduced in Turkey on July 21, 2016, shortly after the prevention of a military coup attempt in the country.
On July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country as a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed. More than 200 people were killed during the attempted coup.