Turkish Government to Consider State of Emergency After Coup

July 20, 2016 2:37 PM

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Turkish Government to Consider State of Emergency After Coup

A leading member of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party said the government could consider imposing “extraordinary measures” as the country’s top security officials met for the first time since Friday night’s thwarted coup.

The National Security Council, which consists of Erdogan and top generals as well as some members of government, “may take some steps” if it decides that a state of emergency is necessary, AK Party Deputy Chairman Cevdet Yilmaz told Haberturk television. The council meeting began at about 1 p.m. in ...

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