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    Steinmeier: Turkey's Failed Coup to Leave Mark on Turkish Politics, Society

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    A recent failed coup attempt in Turkey will not pass without leaving a mark on the country's political life as well as society, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Thursday.

    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.

    On July 15, the Turkish authorities said that a coup attempt was taking place in the country. The coup was suppressed the following day. Some 290 people were killed and around 1,500 injured during the failed coup, according to the country's authorities.

    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.

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