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Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

Turkey extends state of emergency by three months

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The Turkish parliament has the state of emergency in the country on Monday for another three months. The emergency was a year ago, named after the failed coup in July.

Earlier in the day, it became known that the Turkish authorities arrest have ordered of 127 people, on suspicion of involvement in the attempted coup. Especially businessmen and journalists have been arrested.

Ankara sees the in America living spiritual Fethullah Gülen as the mastermind behind the failed coup. Gulen himself has, to today, involvement is denied.

In the aftermath of the couppoging are about 150,000 people have been fired or suspended from jobs in the public service and the private sector. Also, more than 50,000 people held on suspicion of involvement in the coup attempt.

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