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.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 22:59