Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

Turkey extended its state of emergency by three months on April 17. This is the third extension since a failed military coup attempt last July.

The decision came after the National Security Council recommended its extension, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said at a news conference in the capital, Ankara.

The emergency rule allows the government to bypass Parliament when enacting new laws. It also allows it to limit or suspend rights and freedoms when deemed necessary.

There have been protests and political unrest since Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan

won a referendum to change the country’s constitution on April 16. The changes will grant him sweeping new powers and allow him to stay in office another decade or longer.

The main opposition party has called for the results to be nullified.

 
 
 
 
 

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