Erdogan Declares Three-Month State of Emergency in Turkey

July 20, 2016 8:11 PM

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Erdogan Declares Three-Month State of Emergency in Turkey

The aim of the declaration "is to be able to take fast and effective steps against this threat against democracy," Erdogan said

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced a three-month state of emergency, saying this would enable the authorities to take swift and effective action against those responsible for last weekend's failed military coup.

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