Turkey may lift state of emergency on July 18

The Turkish government will issue a final decree law on July 6 as a precaution for the 'post-state of emergency period', Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said
Thursday, 05 July 2018 16:24

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said that a state of emergency that has been in place nationwide since the July 2016 failed coup could be lifted on July 18.

"The state of emergency concludes on July 18. It is necessary to conduct an appropriate procedure in the parliament in order to extend it. If it is not held, the state of emergency will accordingly not be extended," Yıldırım told state-run Anadolu news agency.

Yıldırım added that on July 9, the composition of the new government will be announced, which in connection with the transition to the presidential system will no longer be able to issue decrees having the force of law, as it was earlier under the conditions of the state of emergency.

"The last such decree we will, probably, publish tomorrow," he added.