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Turkish PM says state of emergency may not be extended

ANI  |  Anadolu [Turkey] 

Turkish said on Thursday that the state of emergency may end on July 17 or 18.

quoted Yildirim saying in a live interview for TRT Haber, "(The state of emergency] may be over on July 17 or 18. I think it will not be extended for another time."

declared a state of emergency in 2016 following a deadly coup attempt by (FTO).

The FTO launched several attacks which left 250 people dead and nearly 2, 200 injured.

In April, the government had extended the ongoing emergency for three months until June, which is now nearing its end.

Further, the parliament passed a bill for early elections on June 24 which was touted to be a move for strengthening the democratic presidential system.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 07:30 IST