TURKEY PRE­PARES EMER­GENCY MEA­SURES AF­TER POST-COUP PURGE

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2Turkey will an­nounce emer­gency mea­sures on Wed­nes­day to try to shore up sta­bil­ity and pre­vent dam­age to the econ­omy as it purges thou­sands of mem­bers of the se­cu­rity forces, ju­di­ciary, civil ser­vice and academia af­ter an abortive coup. One of the rul­ing AK Party’s most se­nior fig­ures, Mustafa Sen­top, a close ally of Pres­i­dent Tayyip Er­do­gan, said the con­sti­tu­tion al­lowed for a state of emer­gency to be de­clared, though he said he did not know if such a step would be taken. Speak­ing live on broad­caster NTV, he said any state of emer­gency would last up to six months and would not af­fect cit­i­zens’ lives. He also called for the restora­tion of the death penalty for crimes aimed at chang­ing the con­sti­tu­tional or­der.

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