Turkey state of emergency to end on July 18


ANKARA, July 13, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Turkey will next week lift the state of emergency introduced after a failed 2016 coup and which granted the government greater powers to detain suspects, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday.

“The current state of emergency is coming to an end on the night of July 18. Mr President has the will… not to extend it,” Kalin told reporters after the first cabinet meeting since Erdogan’s outright election victory in elections last month.