Erdogan mulls lifting Turkey′s state of emergency | News | DW


After the first cabinet meeting under Turkey’s new presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Turkish authorities were considering lifting the state of emergency, which was imposed following a failed coup in July 2016.

“As of now, it is foreseen that the emergency rule be brought to an end on the 18th [of July] and the fight against terrorism will continue with current laws in place,” Kalin said, although added that in the event of an extraordinary threat, the state of emergency could be revived.

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