After an attempted coup on 15 July 2016, Turkey’s Council of Ministers introduced a nationwide State of Emergency. The State of Emergency ran for three months, starting from 1 AM on 21 July 2016. With a recent decision, the Council of Ministers has extended the State of Emergency for a further three month period, extending from 1 AM on 19 October 2016.

The Council of Ministers made the decision on 5 October 2016, which was subsequently approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly (resolution on 11 October 2016, numbered 1130). The Grand National Assembly’s resolution was published in Official Gazette number 29856 on 13 October 2016. The decision is made under Article 120 of the Constitution and Article 3/1-b of the State of Emergency Law No 2935.

Please see this link for the full text of the resolution (only available in Turkish).

Information first published in the MA | Gazette, a fortnightly legal update newsletter produced by Moroğlu Arseven.