Hurriyet: Turkey extends state of emergency by further three months17 July 2017 | 19:00 | FOCUS News Agency
The National Security Council (MGK) advised extending it on July 17.
A bill to extend the state of emergency was immediately submitted to the Turkish parliament during a MGK gathering even before a cabinet meeting on the same day.
The parliament debated extending the ongoing state of emergency on late July 17. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), however, had a comfortable majority to pass the bill.
Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 21, 2016, after the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
The government says the reason to maintain the state of emergency is to fight against terror threats, primarily against the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which it accuses of staging last year’s coup attempt.
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