Turkey's Erdogan says state of emergency may be lifted after elections

Speaking in an interview with CNN Turk, Erdogan said the issue of lifting the emergency rule would be discussed after the snap presidential and parliamentary elections later this month.

File: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally in Istanbul on September 5, 2010. Picture: AFP

ANKARA – Turkey may lift a state of emergency, imposed shortly after a failed coup attempt in 2016, after the 24 June elections, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

Speaking in an interview with CNN Turk, Erdogan said the issue of lifting the emergency rule would be discussed after the snap presidential and parliamentary elections later this month.