State of emergency in Turkey extended for sixth time

  19 January 2018    Read: 688
State of emergency in Turkey extended for sixth time
The Parliament ratified on Jan. 18 a prime ministry motion, extending the ongoing state of emergency in Turkey for three months, AzVision.az reports citing the Turkish media.
The sixth extension will become effective from 1.00 a.m. on Jan. 19.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) backed the motion, while the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and People's Democratic Party (HDP) opposed it.

According to the constitution, a state of emergency can be declared for a maximum period of six months.

Turkey declared a state of emergency for the first time on July 20, 2016 following a deadly coup attempt by Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ).

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