January 8, 2018 / 2:53 PM / 5 months ago

Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months, Deputy PM says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will extend a state of emergency imposed after the July 2016 coup attempt for another three months, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Monday.

Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting, Bozdag, who is also the government spokesman, said Turkey’s National Security Council (MGK) would discuss the extension during its next meeting and added that the cabinet would later approve the move.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by David Dolan

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