July 14, 2017 / 10:26 AM / 14 days ago

Turkish PM to propose extending emergency rule by three months - CNN Turk

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Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speaks during a joint news conference with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras after their meeting at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, June 19, 2017.Costas Baltas

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday that he would propose extending emergency rule, imposed soon after an attempted coup on July 15 last year, by another three months when it expires next week, CNN Turk reported.

Yildirim made the comments at a briefing with media representatives in the capital Ankara ahead of official commemorations of the coup anniversary on Saturday.

Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Dominic Evans

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