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

July 20, 2016 8:53 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's president on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the measure was being taken to counter threats to Turkish democracy and wasn't intended to curb basic freedoms. He spoke after a meeting with Cabinet ministers and top security advisers.

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