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Friday, March 16, 2018

Erdogan imposed a state of emergency to fight the threat of a coup d’etat

Erdogan imposed a state of emergency for a period of three months. This means that from that moment the President and the government can make new laws, bypassing the Parliament.

photo: kremlin.ru

A state of emergency on the territory of Turkey will be valid for three months. As Erdogan said in an interview with the Qatari TV channel Al Jazeera, the purpose of the emergency will be “quick and effective measures to prevent threats to democracy, the rule of law, rights and freedoms of our citizens.”

The Turkish authorities accused of organizing an armed rebellion of Fethullah Gulen living in the United States. Erdogan said that supporters of the opposition Islamic preacher “in the coming days and weeks may try to take revenge.

The Turkish President also said that he would sign a decree on the death penalty to the participants of the coup, if such decision will be approved by Parliament. On the question of what the EU President said that “the EU is not the whole world”, reports RBC.

In addition, Erdogan criticized the intelligence of the country, saying that “if she was at the height of the attempted coup could have been prevented”. On the eve of the Iranian news Agency Farsnews reported that the national intelligence organization of Turkey (MIT) has obtained information about the impending coup from Russian Ministry of defense. Allegedly the Russian military intercepted the encrypted radio messages of the rebels. However, Erdogan said that for the first time about the rebellion, he learned from his son-in-law, but did not take these words seriously.

On the night of July 16, in Turkey a group of rebels was an attempted military coup. The main fighting took place in Ankara and Istanbul, soon, however, the putsch was suppressed. In the case of the attempted coup, Turkish security forces have arrested 113 judges and prosecutors. Mass purges have been conducted in the army, police, government agencies and the media. Only through litigation will be more than nine thousand people, said RIA Novosti.

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