Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months

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The Turkish Parliament will vote this week to prolong the implementation of the state of emergency for another three months, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has announced.

“Our parliament will discuss and vote for the prolongation of state of emergency this week,” Yıldırım told his parliamentary group on Jan. 3.

Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2016 after the deadly failed coup attempt, believed to have been masterminded by the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ).

The upcoming parliament vote will be for the third term of the state of emergency.

Yıldırım on Jan. 3 also called on citizens to be cautious on social media.

“I request from our citizens and the youth to not share posts which could constitute a crime and they should be wary of not being a tool of terrorist organizations,” he said.

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