02:26 GMT29 October 2020
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    Turkey lifts the ban preventing public servants take annual leaves declared under the state of emergency, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A three-month state of emergency declared by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan following the failed July 15 coup has seen the arrests of more than 10,000 people and a sweeping purge of more than 50,000 judges, civil servants, military officers and educators, according to published reports.

    "The suspension of public servants' leaves removed as of today," Kurtulmus said at press conference as quoted by Daily Sabah newspaper.

    Under the state of emergency, Erdogan can enact new laws bypassing the nation’s legislature and it also imposes restrictions on public gatherings.


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