President Erdoğan declares State of Emergency in Turkey

National Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on 20th July. The meeting started at 13:10 and lasted 4 hours and 40 minutes. Right after the meeting with National Security Council, the meeting of the Council of Ministers was also held. Cabinet decrees have recently announced the state at late hours of 20th July. By the […]

National Security Council held an extraordinary meeting on 20th July. The meeting started at 13:10 and lasted 4 hours and 40 minutes. Right after the meeting with National Security Council, the meeting of the Council of Ministers was also held. Cabinet decrees have recently announced the at late hours of 20th July. By the suggestion of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the decision of Council of Ministers, the of Emergency was declared for a period of 3 months in all over the country. Starting tomorrow, details of the contents of the State of Emergency will be discussed in Grand National Assembly.

Emergency means the government can suspend or change some functions of administrative, legislative and judiciary during a period of . As a part of the State of Emergency, the security measures will be tightened; authorisations of governors will be decentralised. Erdoğan said “Basic rights and liberties of our public will be preserved”. In addition, Erdoğan gave the assurance to public in the matter of economy. Erdoğan also reminded the fact that there is a difference between state of emergency and state of siege, and reminded the state of emergency in France.







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