Erdogan Declares State of Emergency in Turkey for Three Months

President says arrests to continue, after over 10,000 people held in wake of coup; Education Ministry suspends around 6,500 of its employees and shuts down 626 institutions.

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Erdogan supporters wave Turkish flags and a picture of his face at a rally in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Istanbul July 19, 2016.
Erdogan supporters wave Turkish flags and a picture of his face at a rally in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt in Istanbul July 19, 2016. Credit: Petros Giannakouris, AP

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