Erdogan: Extension of state of emergency in Turkey’s interests
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
Extension of the state of emergency in Turkey for three months is in the interests of the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sept. 29, TRT Haber reported.
On Sept. 28, the Turkish National Security Council suggested the government to extend the state of emergency at the meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A three-month state of emergency in Turkey was declared on July 20 following a military coup attempt.
Erdogan said that speculations are disseminated regarding the state of emergency introduced in Turkey, however, it should be noted that the shake-up of the state bodies should be continued, and the preservation of the state of emergency highly facilitates this process.
Erdogan also said that the “Decree having force of law,” which can be adopted by the Turkish government in the state of emergency, will be aimed exclusively at the fight against terrorism.
On July 15 evening, 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.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.