ANKARA, 21st July, 2016 (WAM) — Turkey has imposed a three-month state of emergency as the government pursues those responsible for the recent failed military coup.

The emergency powers came into effect as of 1 a.m. local time Thursday. The country won’t be under military rule, with army units taking orders from provincial governors, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said from Ankara after a day of meetings with top generals on the National Security Council, and then ministers in the cabinet.

He said that there will be “no backsliding from democracy” and no pause in economic reforms, even as the “virus” of the coup-plotters is wiped out.


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