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>> Turkey is declaring a three month state of emergency. The decision coming after five hour meeting of the country's National Security Council, chaired by President Tayyip Erdoğan. It will allow Ankara to suspend laws and widen a crackdown on suspected government opponents. But Erdogan says it is not a suspension of democracy.
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> Erdoğan blames the coup on followers of exiled Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. The Turkish leader vowing to root out what he calls a virus. But the depth and scale of the purge has Western allies worried that Turkish democracy could be one of the casualties.
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>> About 60,000 people now detained or suspended from work in Turkey following the weekend's coup attempt. The number includes soldiers, civil servants, teachers, and judges. 99 generals charged with taking part in the failed purge. Now the government will be able to suspend rights and freedoms as it sees fit.
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But Erdoğan has sharp words for overseas critics worried about a lurch to authoritarian rule.>>
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They should simply stay out of our away. This nation has the might to determine its own destiny, everyone should know that.>>