04.01.2017 09:10

Turkey extends state of emergency for another 3 months

The Turkish Parliament approved the implementation of the state of emergency for another three months, for the third term.
Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2016 after the deadly failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ).

On the first two terms of state of emergency; there have been 13 terrorist attacks killing 204 and injuring 767 people.

Some 177 media organs have been shut down, 144 correspondents and 12 deputies from Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were arrested during the two state of emergency terms, while legal actions were taken against 3,750 social media users, 656 of which were arrested.

The government assigned administrators to 51 municipalities, exchanging elected mayors.