Turkish gov't to extend state of emergency for seventh time

National Security Council "recommended" extending the state of emergency imposed since a failed July 2016 coup for a seventh time
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 18:55

Turkey's top security body on Tuesday, advised to extend the state of emergency introduced in the wake of the failed putsch in 2016 against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for another three more months.

The National Security Council (MGK), after a meeting chaired by Erdoğan, said in a statement it had agreed to recommend the emergency should be extended. The latest extension was due to come to an end on Thursday.

The next step is for parliament to approve the extension but this is viewed as a formality.