The parliament on Monday ratified the Prime Ministry’s motion to extend the ongoing state of emergency in the country for another three months. The extension will become effective from Wednesday at 1.00 a.m. (2200 GMT Tuesday). President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and MHP Leader Devlet Bahceli had signaled in their speeches earlier that the state of emergency would be extended. Turkey declared a state of emergency on July 20, 2016, after FETO’s defeated coup of July 15, 2016. At least 250 people were killed and nearly 2,200 others were injured in the coup attempt. During the state of emergency, the Cabinet has the right to issue statutory decrees under the president of the republic without regard to routine procedures and restrictions in Article 91 of the country’s Constitution. These decrees are first published in the official gazette and then submitted to parliament for ratification.