Turkey ends nationwide state of emergency

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Turkey ends nationwide state of emergency

ANKARA: In Turkey, government has ended the nationwide state of emergency which was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt.

Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs.

However, the government has decided against extending it again after seven three-month renewals.

The decision comes weeks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won re-election a key promise during his campaign ahead of last month.

 AFP