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July 21, 2016 9:11 am

Erdogan Declares Three-Month State of Emergency After Failed Coup in Turkey

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared Wednesday that the government would be implementing a three-month state of emergency following Friday’s failed army coup.

The state of emergency grants the president and his cabinet increased powers such as the ability to bypass parliament in enacting new laws and allows them to limit or suspend rights and freedoms.

Read full story at Politico.

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