TURKEY (OBSERVATORY) – The Turkish government has decided to extend the regime of the state of emergency in the country for another three months, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag stated.
The state of emergency for a period of three months was introduced in Turkey after an attempted coup in July 2016. Since then, he was prolonged six times.
“The government has decided to extend the state of emergency in the country for another three months,” Bozdag said.
It is expected that on April 18 the decision of the government will be approved by the Turkish parliament.
Earlier, on April 17, the Turkish National Security Council recommended extending the state of emergency for another three months. The meeting was chaired by the President of the country Tayyip Erdogan. After that, a government meeting took place.
On the night of July 16, 2016 in Turkey , an attempted military coup. During the riots, 208 civilians and 100 rebels were killed, and about 1,500 were injured. According to the authorities, the putschists were inspired by the activities of the preacher Fethullah Gülen and his organization FETO. The Turkish theologian, residing in the United States, denies his involvement in the insurgency.