Turkey may extend state of emergency

  13 October 2017    Read: 469
Turkey may extend state of emergency

The state of emergency, introduced in Turkey on July 20, 2016 following a military coup attempt in the country, may be extended for another three months, Turkish media outlets reported.

Reportedly, the Turkish parliament will consider extension of the state of emergency on Oct. 16.

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 250 people were killed during the attempted coup.

The state of emergency has already been extended twice for a period of three months.

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