Turkey's Erdogan Says Lifting Emergency Rule Currently Out of Question

Erdogan declares the emergency rule 'will finish when this business is completely out the way'

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference to present the outcome of the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference to present the outcome of the G20 leaders summit in Hamburg, Germany July 8, 2017.Credit: WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was out of the question under current circumstances to lift the state of emergency in , which was imposed soon after an on July 15 last year. 

"There can be no question of lifting emergency rule with all this happening. They ask when emergency rule will finish. It will finish when this business is completely out the way," said in a speech to investors in Ankara.

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