After two-year purge, Turkey to end state of emergency

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After two-year purge, Turkey to end state of emergency

ANKARA: Turkey’s state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup is to end today.

Turkey has also issued presidential decrees for reshaping of the institutions.

During last month’s presidential election campaign, which he won, Erdogan pledged that the state of emergency would end.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the state of emergency on July 20, 2016, five days after warplanes bombed Ankara and bloody clashes broke out in Istanbul in a doomed putsch bid that claimed 249 lives.

 AP