Turkish coup d'état attempt
Turkey's social democratic main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on Sept.
After Turkey's failed coup on July 15, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency. I was among the supporters of this move, for as I publicly said, what could be a bigger emergency than a coup plot that killed 240 innocent citizens?
Police chiefs from 40 Turkish provinces, along with a number of bureau chiefs, are to be suspended from their duties as part of a forthcoming decree law, expected to be launched with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's arrival in Turkey, aiming to clear Gülen-linked police chiefs from public posts, according to information obtained from sources.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has reportedly assured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that anyone implicated in the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey was not welcome in his country, amid reports Athens has already rejected the asylum demands of a number of Turkish coup attempting soldiers who escaped to the neighboring country.
The leaders of Turkey's ruling and main opposition party disagreed over the government's plan to extend the state of emergency for another term at a face-to-face meeting on Sept. 22, when the latter raised his concerns over the growing number of complaints of "reckless measures" resulting from decree laws in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt of July 15.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has sought to defuse the concerns of the Republican People's Party (CHP) head after the main opposition leader gave voice to thousands of people who have suffered from the government's zealous efforts to clear the civil service of suspected members of the Gülenists after the July 15 coup attempt.