Turkey extends state of emergency for 3 more months

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DUSHANBE, 18.04.2017 /NIAT Khovar/.Turkey's state of emergency will be extended by an additional three months, Xinhua news agency reports citing Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus.

The state of emergency would be extended as of April. 19 for three more months, with the parliament's approval, the government spokesperson Kurtulmus said after a cabinet meeting chaired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The cabinet meeting followed the National Security Council's advice to extend the state of emergency.

Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2016, days after a failed military coup.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan