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Turkish Security council recommends extending state of emergency by three months

Turkish Security council recommends extending state of emergency by three months

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The National Security council in Turkey recommends to the state of emergency by three months. The state of emergency would actually be about three weeks to finish.

The Turkish president Erdogan, who after the failed couppoging in July the state of emergency promulgated inspired, is the chairman of the National Security council.

The state of emergency gives the Turkish government far-reaching powers. So can the freedom of the press and freedom of assembly be limited or completely be put out of action. It also gives the space the country to ‘cleanse’ of Gulen’s supporters.

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Gulen

The authorities opened after the failed coup direct the hunt for followers of the islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen. He would be responsible for the failed coup and therefore wants to Erdogan his due in full from Turkey, let it disappear. This so far is 32,000 arrests made within the Gulen movement.

Procedures

There are, according to the Turkish minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag another 70,000 legal proceedings against people suspected of having ties with Gulen.

Gulen denies his involvement in the couppoging. Turkey, the u.s. has formally requests the extradition is requested. Bozdag said Wednesday that America has promised within a few days with a response to the request.

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