Turkey’s President Erdoğan Declares State of Emergency

gggTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that the country will be placed under a “state of emergency” for three months, in response to the failed coup.

In a televised address on Wednesday, Erdoğan said the decision was made following a meeting with members of the national security council.

The state of emergency was needed “in order to remove swiftly all the elements of the terrorist organisation involved in the coup attempt,” he said at the presidential palace in Ankara.

Turkey has accused the group of US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen of being behind the coup.

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