Published On: Mon, Nov 28th, 2016

Turkey will lift state of emergency before a referendum to be held on constitution




TURKISH PM BINALI YILDIRIM



Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldrım has signaled that the state of emergency in Turkey could be lifted before the country goes to the ballot box for a potential referendum on a new constitution that is set to give the president sweeping executive powers.

Speaking to daily Hürriyet, Yıldırım said his government would not allow any situation to emerge that would result in people arguing that “a referendum took place under a state of emergency,” suggesting that emergency rule, which was imposed after the July 15 coup attempt, would be lifted before a potential vote.

SOURCE: MEDIA

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