State of emergency in Turkey may be extended
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
The state of emergency introduced in Turkey within the fight against the movement of Fethullah Gulen may be extended, the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the Yenisafak newspaper reported.
The Turkish president didn’t specify for how long the state of emergency may be extended. A three-month state of emergency in Turkey was declared on July 20.
Erdogan also said that the movement of Gulen, who is involved in the military coup attempt in Turkey, is a threat to the country's national security.
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.
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