Fresh extension of state of emergency in Turkey

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Series Details 04.01.17
Publication Date 04/01/2017
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Turkey's parliament endorsed on 3 January 2017 an extension to emergency rule by three months, effective from 19 January 2017. The state of emergency was first declared on 20 July 2016 following an attempted coup and then extended in October.

Deputy Prime Minister attributed the reason for the extension to the presence in public institutions of the Fethullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) that the government accused of staging an attempted government overthrow in July.

Following the extension of the state of emergency the government announced a further purge of over 8000 officials working in various public sector jobs including police officers, Justice Ministry officials, academics and Health Ministry employees. They were accused of being supporters of cleric Fethullah Gulen. In addition, citizens abroad who did not respond to judicial summons issued by courts or prosecutors within 90 days might face losing their Turkish citizenship.

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