Turkey to temporarily suspend European Convention on Human Rights after coup attempt

Turkey to temporarily suspend European Convention on Human Rights after coup attempt

Turkey will temporarily suspend the implementation of its obligations emanating from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), in line with the declaration of a state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said, while vowing that fundamental rights and freedoms will not be affected during this period, Hurriyet Daily News reports. 

“France has also recently proclaimed a state of emergency. And they suspended the ECHR, based on Article 15 of the convention,” Kurtulmus told a group of Ankara bureau chiefs of media outlets on July 21. 

“A declaration of a state of emergency is not against the ECHR,” he said, adding that Ankara would announce its decision to suspend the ECHR through a formal statement.

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