Information on the State of Emergency

Kuala Lumpur Büyükelçiliği 22.07.2016

The bloody coup attempt by a group of plotters in the military, linked to the Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO) revealed that this treason has dangerous undercover networks not only in the army but also in several state organs.

In the face of serious and multi-dimensional security threats, the Government declared a nation-wide State of Emergency as from the 21st of July 2016 in accordance with the Turkish Constitution.

State of emergency is a measure permissible under international law taken by many states when there is an imminent threat to its security and public order, as it is the case with France recently.

The state of emergency will not affect fundamental rights and freedoms of Turkish citizens. Democratic structure of the state will be protected and the rule of law will continue to be upheld.

Daily life and business will continue as usual. Measures to be implemented will not affect the travel and holiday plans of foreign visitors. They do not constitute an impediment to international tourism activities and aviation. Tourists can enjoy their holidays in all destinations in Turkey with safety.


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