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End of emergency rule could open a new page in Turkey

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Turkish Justice Minister Abdülhamit Gül announced on July 16 that the state of emergency, which was declared two years ago immediately after the July 15, 2016 military coup attempt, would come to an end within a few days. That means no voting in parliament will take place then and the emergency rule will stop by midnight of July 18.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) submitted a draft to parliament in the afternoon hours of July 16 including new measures to combat terrorism effectively after the end of the state of emergency, which is likely to be supported by AK Parti’s ally Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). But the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), on the other hand, claims the measures will make the state of emergency terms permanent.

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