Day of lifting Turkey's state of emergency revealed
The Turkish government will issue a final decree law on July 6 as precaution for the post-state of emergency period, the country's Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said, heralding the end of the state of emergency.
"We will issue a final decree law tomorrow. The last decree law will include necessary regulations in order to avoid weakness in the fight against terrorism in the period when the state of emergency is lifted," Yıldırım told Anadolu Agency today.
The PM recalled that the state of emergency will end on July 18, and the government has to submit a motion to the parliament for its lifting before then.
"If the government does not initiate the motion, the state of emergency will be lifted naturally on July 18," Hurriyet Daily cited Yildirim as saying.
The state of emergency was first imposed on July 20, 2016, five days after a bloody coup attempt in Turkey. It has been extended every three months since then.