The Turkish parliament extended the ongoing state of emergency on July 17 for three more months starting from July 19, its fourth such extension after a coup attempt last July, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
The parliament debated extending the ongoing state of emergency late on July 17. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) had a comfortable majority to pass the bill.
Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 21, 2016, after the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
The government says the reason to maintain the state of emergency is to fight against terror threats.