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  • 07.20.16

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup

The state of emergency will span three months, in response to a quashed military coup on Friday

According to the Associated Press, Erdogan claimed Turkish citizens should not worry about civil liberties: 

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law, and the people’s rights and freedoms. This measure is in no way against democracy, the law and freedoms. On the contrary it aims to protect and strengthen them.”

Read more from the Associated Press.PM