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Turkey to extend state of emergency after referendum win: TV report

Turkey is set to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers.

Published: 17th April 2017 04:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2017 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (File photo | AP)

By AFP

ISTANBUL: Turkey is set to extend a nearly nine-month state of emergency after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a key referendum boosting his powers.

The decision to extend the emergency, first imposed in the wake of the July 15 failed coup, was to be made at a meeting of Turkey's top security council at the presidential palace from 1630 GMT, CNN Turk and NTV television reported on today.

Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli confirmed to A Haber television the issue would be discussed at the meeting.



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