Turkey Extends Emergency

Turkey cabinet has agreed to extend for another three months the state of emergency imposed after last July’s failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The decision came after a meeting of the National Security Council, chaired by Erdogan, to recommend its extension.

The emergency was due to end on April 19.

Its extension follows the approval by Turkish voters of constitutional changes boosting Erdogan’s powers.

The state of emergency has been renewed twice before in October and January after it was first declared on July 20th last year, five days after the attempted putsch.

Now the decision will go to parliament for final approval.