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Turkey Seeks to Extend State of Emergency for 7th Time

Turkey Seeks to Extend State of Emergency for 7th Time

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:38 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government is seeking an extension of the state of emergency it declared following a failed coup in 2016.

The government submitted to parliament a motion to prolong it three more months following a National Security Council meeting on Tuesday. A vote is expected Wednesday. It would be its seventh extension.

The move comes despite widespread calls for Turkey to end the state of emergency.

A U.N. report last month said Turkey's state of emergency had led to human rights violations, including arbitrary detentions and dismissals, torture and ill-treatment.

The main opposition party accuses the government of misusing its emergency powers to erode democracy and arrest government critics. Its supporters staged sit-in demonstrations Monday across Turkey to demand an end to the emergency declaration.

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