Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 3
By Orkhan Quluzade – Trend:
Turkey’s parliament will this week discuss extending the state of emergency in the country for another three months, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Jan. 3, TRT Haber news channel reported.
Yildirim said that Turkey will continue its resolute fight against terrorism.
The recent terrorist attack in Istanbul was aimed at breaching the unity of the Turkish people, Yildirim said.
An armed attack took place on New Year’s Eve at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul. There were about 700 people in the nightclub. Thirty-nine people were killed, 69 were injured as a result of the terrorist attack.
The search for the attacker continues.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency for three months after a failed military coup attempt in July 2016. On October 3, it was decided to extend the state of emergency for another 90 days.
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