Turkey's two-year state of emergency ends

19 July 2018 - 09:38 By AFP
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Image: REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Turkey's state of emergency, imposed after the failed 2016 coup, came to an end on Thursday after two years in force that saw tens of thousands arrested and dismissed from their jobs.

The emergency, declared by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 20, 2016, five days after the botched putsch, came to an end at 1:00 am on Thursday after the government opted for it not to be extended again after seven three month renewals.