Turkish parliament extends state of emergency for 3 months
Turkish parliament on Tuesday voted to support the government bill to extend the state of emergency prompted by the failed coup attempt for another three months, Daily Sabah reported.
The state of emergency has been extended for the third time, effective from January 19.
On July 15, 2016, a military coup attempt took place in Turkey. It was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed during the coup attempt and an estimated 2,000 were wounded. Thousands of people, including military officers, high-ranking civil servants and teachers have been detained or sacked in the country since the attempted overthrow of the Turkish government.
On December 27, 2016, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Turkish authorities could lift the state of emergency introduced in the country after the thwarted military coup attempt in January 2017.