Turkey extends state of emergency by three months, deputy PM says

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Anti-government protesters shout slogans and hold leaflets that read "No" during a demonstration at the Besiktas district in Istanbul, Turkey, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Turkey extended its state of emergency on Monday by three months starting from Wednesday, its third such extension after a coup attempt last July, a deputy prime minister said.

The decision came after the National Security Council advised extending it, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told reporters in a press conference in Ankara.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay, editing by Larry King)