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The state of emergency declared in the wake of the July 2016 failed coup attempt will not be removed until peace is restored, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on May 21.
The Turkish president said a state of emergency would continue until the country achieved “welfare and peace.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has renewed nearly half of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) executive management to include members of the youth organizations and representatives from business circles during a congress in which he was re-elected as chairman.

A Turning Point in U.S-Turkish Relations?

While Turkish President Erdogan and U.S. President Trump emphasized the positive aspects of bilateral relations after their meeting, there remain points of contention. The stakes at this meeting and its outcome are high for both Turkey and the United States, and could mark a major milestone in the relationship.

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