Turkey: the state of emergency is over when the purge of the military is over

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Members of a Turkish SWAT team on duty at Taksim Square, in Istanbul, Turkey, 21 July 2016. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency and caused the dismissal of 50,000 workers and the arrest of 8,000 people after the 15 July failed coup attempt. At least 290 people were killed and almost 1,500 injured amid violent clashes on 15 July as certain military factions attempted to stage a coup d'etat. The UN and various governments and organizations have urged Turkey to uphold the rule of law and to defend human rights.

Turkey: the state of emergency is over when the purge of the military is over


Tukey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Thursday that Ankara is suspending the European Convention on Human Rights for the duration of the state of emergency; he went on to specify that he hopes the state of emergency will only last six weeks, Anadolu Agency reports.

But, Speaking to Reuters on Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the state of emergency could be extended beyond three months, primary to facilitate the purge of the armed forces.  He said that "this s...


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