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Turkey extends state of emergency

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Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Turkey's state of emergency will be extended for another three months, the government said, Anadolu Agency reports.

Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus made the announcement following a Cabinet meeting.

Kurtulmus told reporters that ministers decided the state of emergency would be extended as of Jan. 19 for 90 days, with parliament’s approval.

He attributed the reason for the extension to the presence in public institutions of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) that the government accuses of staging an attempted government overthrow in July.

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