Civil unrest continues in Turkey; Govt. to extend emergency another 3 months
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 18-Apr-2017

Ankara, April 18: The Turkish government survived the risk of getting overthrown from the power. Turkey is struggling to maintain peace in the country amid attacks by Islamists, a Kurdish insurgency, civil unrest and war across its Syrian border. After a meeting of National Security, the board advised extending the emergency.

The first emergency situation started in last year July. The deadly coup attempt took away 249 lives and injured 2,200 others. A state of emergency can be declared for a maximum period of six months as per the rules of Turkey Constitution. The decision is aimed at "in an attempt to provide the continuance of measures aimed at securing the rights and freedoms of citizens."

The security force will gain more power to arrest anarchists as a result of the decision. The decision still requires final approval from parliament.

.The decision came right after President Erdogan won the referendum on Sunday. This decision has made citizens angry. Thousands of protestors raised voice against his “fascist” tendency and united in the streets of Istanbul on Monday.

The crowd filled the staunchly anti-Erdogan Besiktas and Kadikoy districts with one sentence, "We are shoulder to shoulder against fascism,” At least 13 demonstrators were arrested for these protests.

Numan Kurtulmuş, a spokesman for the government said, “The state of emergency is not an issue of fantasy for Turkey or a measure to ease the hands of the government,”. “This is not just a matter of the government. This is about the security of Turkey, a matter of survival.”,he added. According to his statement, they are carrying out a very tough struggle against terror organizations in the country.