Opposition party stands for extending emergency state in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 10
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) stands for extension of the emergency state in Turkey, MHP leader Devlet Bahceli said, Turkish media reported on April 10.
He said the emergency state in Turkey is a necessity for ensuring the country's security.
He noted that there is still the threat of terrorist organization Hizmet (the movement of Fethullah Gulen) in Turkey.
Earlier the Republican People's Party (CHP) demanded the government to abolish the state of emergency.
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag has said that the state of emergency will be extended in Turkey.
But it was also reported that the emergency state in Turkey, which was introduced after the military coup attempt, will be canceled in February 2018.
The state of emergency was introduced in Turkey after the military coup attempt in 2016.
On July 15, 2016, 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.
The death toll as a result of the coup attempt stood at 250 people, and more than 2,000 people were wounded.
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