Erdogan said that Turkey will cancel the state of emergency

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archival photoErdogan said that Turkey will cancel the state of emergency© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The state of emergency will remain in Turkey until then, until you ensure stability and security, said the President of the country Tayyip Erdogan, speaking at the extraordinary Congress of the ruling justice and development party (AKP) on Sunday.

An extraordinary Congress convened for the AKP Erdogan’s election as Chairman of the party. The Turkish leader decided to return to the AKP after the publication of the final results of the 16 April constitutional referendum, which received the approval of the transition to a presidential system of government. Erdogan is one of the founders of the AKP, but in August 2014, came out of it after his election as President of the country. According to the adopted in the referendum of the constitutional amendments, the President may not leave the ranks of his political party, as it was planned earlier.

«In Turkey, tried to overthrow the legitimate government (at the time of the coup attempt on 15 and 16 July last year – ed.). Killed 249 people, 2193 suffered. By what right demand the lifting of state of emergency? It will be cancelled only when Turkey will be provided with stability and security,» Erdogan said.

The state of emergency was introduced in Turkey after the coup attempt in July for three months. Then it was extended three times for a further three months by decision of the government, approved by Parliament. The Turkish opposition, as well as a number of EU leaders had previously criticized the extension of state of emergency, as it is, in their opinion, threatens the rights and freedoms of citizens.

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Erdogan said that Turkey will cancel the state of emergency

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archival photoErdogan said that Turkey will cancel the state of emergency© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

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