The Turkish Parliament on January 3 voted to support the government bill to extend the state of emergency prompted by the failed coup attempt for another three months, Daily Sabah reported.
The state of emergency has been extended for the third time, effective from January 19.
Earlier Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Turkish authorities could lift the state of emergency introduced in the country after the thwarted military coup attempt in January 2017.
The July 15 coup attempt occurred when rogue elements in the Turkish military tried to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.
Turkey's government announced that the deadly plot, which martyred at least 246 people and injured more than 2,000 others, was organized by followers of U.S.-based preacher Fetullah Gulen.
Gulen is accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, forming what is commonly known as the “parallel state”.
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