Greece has declared a state of emergency on the Aegean island of Chios due to a wildfire raging out of control. Dozens of firefighters and aircraft battle the fire that is burning through olive groves and mastic trees, an important source of income for the island. 15 more words
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In the immediate aftermath of the Turkish military’s attempted coup on July 15, the international community responded with relief. While many people within Turkey and outside of it are no fans of president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian regime, the bloodshed and chaos that would have resulted from a government overthrow seemed like… 1,565 more words
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 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. 1,079 more words
Turkey imposed a three-month state of emergency on Thursday as the government struggles to solidify its authority against enemies of the state, reports confirm. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered an arrest of every suspect behind the failed military coup–a process which has since relieved some 50,000 alleged sympathizers in state offices of their jobs. 347 more words
A devastating disaster—either natural or manmade—can trigger a nationwide state of emergency. And there have been plenty of them this year.
In the wake of the attacks in Paris last November, which was… 405 more words