The Turkish Cabinet backed on Monday the extension of the state of emergency in the country for another three months, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said.



“We have a recommendation by the National Security Council to extend the state of emergency for another 3 months. We adopted this decision. It will arrive in the parliament for approval on Wednesday,” Kurtulmus told reporters in Ankara.


The state of emergency has been in place in Turkey since shortly after the failed July 2016 coup.


The National Security Council advised the cabinet to extend the state of emergency after a 50-minute-long meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.




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