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Five years after coup attempt, Turkey to vote on extending emergency powers

Turkey's parliament is set to vote on an omnibus bill that includes measures to extend state-of-emergency powers three more years. 
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ISTANBUL — Five years after a violent coup attempt in Turkey, lawmakers are set to vote on extending some state-of-emergency powers originally introduced in the fallout from the failed 2016 putsch.  

On Tuesday, Turkey’s Planning and Budgetary Parliamentary Commission approved a draft bill that includes articles extending emergency measures for three additional years, including powers to dismiss public servants on suspicions of links to terror organizations and hold terror-linked suspects in police custody for up to 12 days without charges. 

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