Friday, July 22, 2016
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared the SoE following a four-and-half-hour National Security Council meeting on July 20, five days after a failed coup. A countrywide SoE is a first. During the 1980s and 1990s, one was in force in the mainly Kurdish south-east. That was a bitter experience in which hundreds of people disappeared, and 'deep state' extra-judicial killings were an everyday occurrence.