What a state of emergency could mean for Turkey

Under a state of emergency in Turkey, the constitution allows for basic rights to be curbed and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can largely rule by decree.

Here is a list of the measures that Turkey's cabinet could implement under extraordinary rule:

- Curfews can be enforced;

- Gatherings and protests can be banned, whether on the streets or indoors;

- Print media such as newspapers, magazines and books can be banned, or publication without official consent prohibited;

- All forms of broadcasting and the publication of texts, images, films and audio files can be controlled, limited or even prohibited;

- Security personnel can conduct searches of persons, vehicles or properties and confiscate potential evidence;

- Road traffic can be banned at certain times or in certain areas;

- Certain areas can be fenced off or evacuated;

- The state can assume control of traffic on land, at sea and in the air.

Last update: Wed, 20/07/2016 - 23:23
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