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Turkey to Lift Emergency Rule Next Week, Presidential Spokesman Says

After the first cabinet meeting in the new presidential system, Turkish president’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said authorities mulling to lift the state of emergency, which was imposed five days after a failed coup in July 2016, next week.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chaired a meeting of the cabinet at his presidential palace on Friday.

“The current state of emergency is coming to an end on the night of July 18,” Kalin said. The president, he added, has the will to not to extend it.

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