admin July 21, 2016

No obstacle to extending state of emergency beyond initial three months, Turkey president RecepTayyipErdogan said in an interview with agency.

246 people have been killed, more than 2,000 people wounded as a result of the coup attempt.

In his first interview since declaring a state of emergency following the abortive coup, Erdogan said a new coup attempt was possible but would not be easy, saying “we are more vigilant”.

“It is very clear that there were significant gaps and deficiencies in our intelligence, there is no point trying to hide it or deny it. I told it to the head of national intelligence,” Erdogan told.

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.

Source: Trend News Agency