BERLIN (Sputnik) — On Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in the country in the aftermath of last week’s coup attempt.
"With the introduction of a state of emergency it is becoming obvious that the coup attempt will leave a deep mark on Turkish politics and society," Steinmeier was quoted as saying by the German Foreign Ministry's press service.
The diplomat noted that Turkey should put a clear time limit on the state of emergency declared in the country.
"It is important that the state of emergency remains in place only for a limited period of time and is lifted without delay," he said.
Thousands of military officers, high-ranking civil servants, judges and teachers suspected of being disloyal to Erdogan have been detained or sacked in Turkey after the failed attempt to overthrow him.