Turkish Cabinet of Ministers to hold extraordinary meeting

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Turkish Cabinet of Ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting, the Haber 7 newspaper reported on July 25.

The meeting will start July 25 at 18:00 (UTC/GMT +3 hours) under the chairmanship of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The meeting participants will discuss the situation in Turkey after the military coup attempt.

The last meeting of Turkish government was held July 20. During that meeting, it was decided to declare a state of emergency in the country for a period of 90 days.

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them.

However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.

Erdogan said that the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246 people excluding the coup plotters and over 2,000 people were wounded.

2016.07.25 / 21:15
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