France, Turkey and human rights: is a state of emergency the new normal?


"Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a state of emergency in the wake of the failed coup of July 15. It’s not yet clear how the President intends to interpret the powers awarded to him in this situation but there are ongoing concerns that his government will clamp down on human rights.

Indeed, explaining the decision, deputy prime minister Numan Kurtulmus said: "Turkey will derogate the European convention on human rights insofar as it does not conflict with its international obligations."


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