In Turkey, the deputy prime minister has announced the state of emergency imposed after a July 2016 failed coup attempt will be extended for another three months.
Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag: “The state of emergency will be extended again. As you know, as a procedure, the National Security Council needs to take an advisory decision, and then this must be discussed in the Cabinet meeting. Probably, this will be on the agenda during the next meeting of the National Security Council.”
Activists say the Turkish government has used the failed military coup and the state of emergency to enact a far-reaching crackdown against dissidents, journalists, teachers, intellectuals, human rights activists, opposition lawmakers and Kurdish communities in Turkey.