Ankara police disperses demonstrators who asked to halt emergency state

  13 April 2018    Read: 822
Ankara police disperses demonstrators who asked to halt emergency state

The police in Turkey's capital city Ankara dispersed protestors, who demanded the lifting of the emergency state imposed in the country, Turkish media reported on April 13.

Reportedly, about 100 people have today gathered in front of the building of the Culture and Tourism Ministry of Turkey and demanded the lifting of the emergency state.

The Ankara Police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Earlier the Republican People's Party (CHP) demanded the government to abolish the state of emergency.

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has said that the state of emergency will be extended in Turkey.

But it was also reported that the emergency state in Turkey, which was introduced after the military coup attempt, will be canceled in February 2018.

The state of emergency was introduced in Turkey after the military coup attempt in 2016. On July 15, 2016, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, 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.

The death toll as a result of the coup attempt stood at 250 people, and more than 2,000 people were wounded.

In January 2018, the emergency state in Turkey was extended for the sixth time.


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