Thursday, 21 July 2016

Erdogan announces State of Emergency

Erdogan announces 3 month state of emergency in Turkey after coup attempt

A state of emergency will be introduced in Turkey for three months following a coup attempt last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. © Umit Bektas
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. © Umit Bektas / Reuters


RT,
20 July, 2016

Speaking in a live broadcast address following a meeting with the National Security Council in the capital of Ankara, the Turkish leader said the decision was not against the rule of law, and did not violate any democratic freedoms.

"The purpose of the state of emergency is to most effectively and swiftly take steps necessary to eliminate the threat to democracy in our country," he said, as cited by Anadolu Agency.


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Erdogan claimed the coup attempt might not have ended and there could be “more plans” to forcefully seize power in the country, AFP reported.


He added that European states have no right to criticize the decision to declare a state of emergency.

Earlier in the day, the Turkish president told French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault “to mind his own business,” after the French warned Ankara about the crackdown that followed the failed coup. “If he wants a lesson in democracy he can very easily get a lesson in democracy from us,” Erdogan said in an interview with Al Jazeera, as cited by AFP.

Erdogan said the ongoing “cleansing” operation in the country, implemented to punish attempted coup plotters and supporters, would continue, adding that he is working with the armed forces to rid Turkey's military of the “virus.”

Speaking to Al Jazeera, the Turkish leader said he and his government would not let the “minority” dominate the “majority”. “As long as we join hands and accompany the people, the tanks can do nothing,” he said.

The state of emergency will come into force after it is published in Turkey's official journal, Resmi Gazete, Reuters reported.

Under the emergency measure, the Turkish president and his ministers are allowed to bypass the parliament in passing new laws. Rights and freedoms in the country may also be limited or suspended if the government decides to do so, the news agency explained.

The military’s attempt to seize power in the country took place on July 15, when Erdogan was on holiday in the Turkish resort of Marmaris. Thousands of people took to the streets of Ankara and Istanbul. Erdogan said that 246 government supporters were killed. At least 24 coup plotters were also killed, officials said.

Tens of thousands have already been detained or lost their jobs following the failed coup, with some 60,000 people suspected of backing the coup attempt being investigated. The large-scale purge of state institutions has affected judiciary officials, civil servants, law enforcement and education workers.

Erdogan and the government have accused the Muslim Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gulen of orchestrating the coup attempt, and demanded his extradition from the US


Erdogan Declares Three Month "State Of Emergency", Warns S&P "Don't Mess With Turkey"


Zero Hedge,
20 July, 2016

Having warned earlier of the possibility, Turkish President Erdogan moments ago during a live broadcast address, announced a 3-month "state of emergency" across his nation to "effectively tackle the Gulen movement," as Erdogan stated that there might be more plans to continue coup attempts. The decision has immediately raised fears of more arbitrary arrests, killings and disappearances.

Erdogan added that "citizens should have no concerns for democracy," and warned ratings egency S&P "not to mess with Turkey" and comforted his citizens that a "state of emergency does not mean military rule" and that the decision was not against the constitution.

But most amusingly, Erdogan promptly warned S&P, which earlier today downgraded Turkey to BB, "not to mess with Turkey" and that the decision to downgrade the country was political; he did that as he warned Europe to mind its own business.
  • ERDOGAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY DOESN'T MEAN MILITARY RULE
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE NO CONCERN ON DEMOCRACY
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN SAYS WILL WORK AS PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF WITH ARMED FORCES TO CLEANSE "VIRUS" FROM MILITARY
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: STATE OF EMERGENCY AIMS TO PROTECT VALUES
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN SAYS S&P `SHOULD NOT MESS WITH TURKEY'
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: WHAT'S S&P GOT TO DO WITH TURKEY?
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: WE HAD CUT OUR TIES W/ S&P BEFORE
  • TURKEY'S ERDOGAN: S&P DECISION IS POLITICAL
  • ERDOGAN SAYS TURKEY WILL CONTINUE ITS INVESTMENTS  
  • ERDOGAN SAYS THERE WON'T BE ANY LIQUIDITY SHORTAGE IN MARKET
  • ERDOGAN SAYS TURKEY WON'T STEP BACK FROM FISCAL DISCIPLINE
  • ERDOGAN: TURKEY MILITARY TO BE UNDER COMMAND OF GOVERNORS
  • ERDOGAN: TURKISH MILITARY IS AT THE SERVICE OF ITS GOVERNMENT
  • ERDOGAN: AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WE'LL WIPE OUT VIRUSES IN ARMY
  • ERDOGAN: PROCESS TO WIPE OUT VIRUSES IN INSTITUTIONS TO GO ON
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