Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said yesterday that political parties had found enough common ground after a failed coup to pass a limited number of constitutional changes.
The aim of all parties was to draft a new constitution after the abortive July 15 coup, Yildirim said at a news conference after a cabinet meeting chaired by President Tayyip Erdogan. The government, opposition parties, nongovernmental organisations and media had all come together, he said.
The gendarmes and coast guard, which were under the command of the Turkish armed forces, would now report to the civilian interior ministry, Yildirim told reporters.
Earlier yesterday, Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following the failed coup.
President Erdogan has declared a state of emergency. The government has said these steps are needed to root out supporters of the coup and won’t infringe on the rights of ordinary Turks.
All Turkish Airlines operations and flights “are proceeding uninterrupted and will continue to do so”, the national flag carrier of Turkey has said. Turkish Airlines serves 290 destinations in 116 nations across the globe, including Doha.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Poland: Compromise with EU on judiciary is possible
Police clash with firefighters in Paris
Rare photos of Nazi death camp unveiled
Man in Germany contracts coronavirus in one of first cases of transmission outside China
After court ruling on late payments, Italy may face EU fines
Police clear out migrants from northern Paris site
Airbus agrees to settle corruption probes with US, France, UK
Russia expels Japanese journalist in military espionage row: RIA
In Auschwitz, leaders warn of rising prejudice