Thursday, July 21, 2016
Erdogan Declares State of Emergency
Erdogan has declared a state of emergency for three months following Friday night's failed army "coup".
The emergency allows the president and cabinet to bypass parliament when drafting new laws and to restrict or suspend rights and freedoms.
Speaking at the presidential palace in Ankara, Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that "all the viruses within the armed forces will be cleansed".
Suffice to say, he will never hand those powers back voluntarily!