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  1. Germany urges Turkey to end state of emergency as soon as possible

Germany urges Turkey to end state of emergency as soon as possible

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday urged Turkey to restrict a state of emergency...

By: | Washington | Published: July 21, 2016 9:52 AM
He said only proven involvement in illegal acts, not suspected political leanings, should trigger action by the Turkish government. (Reuters) He said only proven involvement in illegal acts, not suspected political leanings, should trigger action by the Turkish government. (Reuters)

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday urged Turkey to restrict a state of emergency imposed after a failed coup attempt to only the truly necessary length of time, and to end the measure as quickly as possible.

Steinmeier issued a statement late on Wednesday in response to the declaration, urging the Turkish government to maintain both the rule of law and a sense of proportionality in its response to the coup attempt.

He said only proven involvement in illegal acts, not suspected political leanings, should trigger action by the Turkish government.

 

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