ankara - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Thursday that the European Convention shall be suspended for the Protection of Human Rights during a state of emergency in Turkey. The Convention protects civilians including against the death penalty, torture and unlawful detention.
Kurtulmus referring to France, where the Treaty was suspended after the attacks in Paris in November 2015. According to the deputy prime minister of the state of emergency will be in Turkey,, at most six weeks' last.
Erdogan announced on Wednesday a state of emergency. He explained that the special situation it is intended to save the endangered democracy in the country and that the state of emergency would be for a period of three months.
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Had the European foreign ministers Wednesday asked Turkey to respect the rule of law and avoid further violence.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of soldiers, cops, judges and officials imprisoned, fired or subjected to checks.