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Turkey again extends state of emergency
Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/18 | Ben Ariel

Posted on 04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday extended the ongoing state of emergency for another three months, the Hurriyet daily newspaper reported.

This is the seventh time that the state of emergency has been extended. The last time was in January.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after the failed coup that summer, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch.

Wednesday’s extension means the upcoming early elections on June 24 will be held under the emergency rule despite widespread disapproval from opposition parties.

The state of emergency was extended with the votes of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), according to the Hurriyet.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) spokesman Bülent Tezcan urged the government not to extend the state of emergency over worries that it would cast shadow over the elections.

“The state of emergency needs to be lifted immediately; you cannot hold elections during an emergency rule. The country needs to be brought out of the state of emergency now,” he said.

Ankara argues the state of emergency is needed to eradicate the influence in Turkish institutions of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, who it blames for the failed coup. Gulen denies involvement in the attempted coup and condemned it. He has hinted that the uprising could have been “staged” by the government.


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Staged uprising? Nah. Couldn't be. Never happened before anywhere./s

1 posted on 04/19/2018 12:20:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
Who tipped off Erdogan to the failed 2016 coup d'etat?

The only logical conclusion is that it was Obama and then CIA director John Iman Brennan. I have
doubts Obama and Brennan knew about the coup d'etat in advance and tipped off Erdogan.
The only way Erdogan was able to suppress the coup so quickly was the help of the CIA.

2 posted on 04/19/2018 1:26:46 AM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

Or it was a fake coup and he just invented it to round up his political foes and consolidate his grip.

3 posted on 04/19/2018 3:08:48 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Merkel wants them admitted to the EU. the globalists are going for the jugular. They want us all to become Venezuela.

4 posted on 04/19/2018 3:17:52 AM PDT by ground_fog ( My God this was from today!)
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To: Eleutheria5

I would expect some Turkish patriot to off Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the near future.

5 posted on 04/19/2018 3:53:34 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (Criminals at F.B.I., Justice Dept, I.R.S and No one taken out in cuffs? Federal gub mint is crappola)
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