President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made a statement following the National Security Council and Council of Ministers meetings.
Erdoğan announced that state of emergency has been declared to be in effect for three months.
Erdoğan's statement is as follows, according to CNN Türk news channel:
* The [coup] attempt failed thanks to brave stance of our nation against the coup plotters.
* Our nation has become a whole against the coup plotters. I attribute it to our nation regardless of which party they support.
* We held a firm stance by with our nation by coming to İstanbul against the coup plotters. The coup was parried the following evening.
* We have suggested declaration of state of emergency based on Article 120 and the Council of Ministers has approved the state of emergency to be in effect for three months.
The state of emergency can be extended by request of the Council of Ministers on the condition of not exceeding four months at each time.
Bans that can be imposed
Following measures can be taken in the state of emergency:
a) Restricting or banning going out to street
b) Banning people’s wandering or rallying, vehicles’ moving at certain times and places
c) Searching people’s body, vehicles, properties and seizing the ones that could be counted crime object or evidence
d) Imposing obligation for residents and visitors of regions where state of emergency has been declared to carry ID
e) Banning printing, copying, publishing and distribution of newspaper, magazine, book, leaflet and show bill; stipulating permission or banning entry of those which were published and copied outside the state of emergency declared region to the region; pulling book, magazine, newspaper, leaflet and similar printed matters whose publication is illegal off the shelves
f) Examining all sorts of writing, image, film, disc, vocal and visual tapes and all sorts of vocal publication, registering or banning them if necessary
g) Having institutions that belong to individual or public and banks take special protection measures or ask them to increase them to ensure their internal security.
h) Inspecting all sorts of plays and movies, stop or ban them if necessary
I) Banning carrying or transportation of all sorts of gun and bullet even if they are registered
j) Stipulating permission or banning possessing, preparing, making or transporting all sorts of ammunition, bomb, explosive, radioactive matter or related matter
k) Banning persons or groups giving the impression that they could harm public order and ruining public trust from entering, exiting a region as well as entering to or settling in an area within this region.
l) Regulating, registering and banning entry to and exit from areas where facilities and entities are located which are considered necessary to be considered.
m) Banning, postponing, requiring permission for assemblies or protest marches to be held in closed and open areas determining, assigning and appointing the location and time of assemblies and protest marches as well as monitoring and guarding and if necessary dispersing all assemblies subjected to permission
n) In cases except the situations in which the will of the employee exists, situations contradicting with ethics and rules of goodwill, as well as health conditions, cases of regular pension and termination of contract of service due to end of time limit or its annulment, requiring permission for or postponing lay-offs provided that the situation of the employer is taken into account and the practice does not last longer than three months.
o) Halting foundation activities provided taking a resolution for each foundation separately not being longer than three months. (EKN/HK/TK)
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