The Turkish authorities initiated the extension of the regime of emergency imposed after the coup attempt last summer for another three months. About it reports Reuters.
Relevant recommendations have been issued by the Cabinet of Ministers, the national security Council of Turkey on Monday, 17 April. The beginning of a new period will begin April 19.
The government agreed with this proposal, and will submit a request for approval of the decision on extension of state of emergency in the country’s Parliament, reports TASS with reference to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus.
This was the third extension of state of emergency after a coup attempt.
A state of emergency was introduced in Turkey after the coup on the night of July 16, 2016. Then killed killed 246 people, not counting those involved in the organization of the coup, more than 2.1 thousand were injured.
Sunday, April 16, in the Republic held a referendum on amendments to the Constitution. According to preliminary results, the amendment was voted 51.4% of citizens of Turkey. The final results will be announced in 11-12 days after appeals. The opposition alleged violations, in particular, criticized the decision of the electoral Commission to count valid ballots and envelopes without stamps.