Two years after the military coup in Turkey ended the emergency
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan enforced emergency after a failed military coup in 2016 Photo: File
Ankara: The Turkish government ruled after a failed military uprising, two years later.
On July 15, 2016, a Turkish military faction, President Rizb Tayyip, tried to overthrow the army, which was unsuccessful. In this rebellion, about 300 people, including soldiers, were killed and 2100 injured. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip had imposed an emergency on July 20 following a failed insurgency.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced constitutional reforms and the end of the new presidential system to end the emergency. Last June 24, he has also been elected president again in the presidential election. The duration of emergency is 3 months and the government extends it seven times, resulting in a emergency situation for two years in the country. However, the government has decided not to extend further extension to the emergency.
On the other hand, Turkish opposition has criticized the government’s proposed anti-terror law presented in Parliament. Opposition says that in this proposed law, the government has given wide powers to crush opposition.