Turkey to cancel state of emergency in 2018

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 25

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The state of emergency in Turkey, which was introduced after an attempted military coup in July 2015, will be canceled in February 2018, the Turkish media reported Dec. 25.

Reportedly, the state of emergency will not be prolonged in the country in February 2018.

On July 15 evening, 2015, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.

He also declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20. The state of emergency was last prolonged for 90 more days on Oct. 3.

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