state of emergency

Turkish opposition warns on "one-man" rule after emergency law

Freedom and controls on governmental abuse of power should not be taken for granted following Turkey's declaration of a state of emergency, warn the country's two largest opposition parties ahead of a legislative review of the decision.

Istanbul calm as first day of state of emergency in Turkey begins

Turkey woke up to its first full day under a state of emergency Thursday, imposed by the government the previous night.

State of emergency in Turkey aimed at cleric Gulen, supporters

A three-month nationwide state of emergency took effect Thursday in Turkey, aimed at pursuing the followers of the alleged coup ringleader, a government spokesman said.

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.

State of emergency invoked in Banja Luka ahead of protest rallies

A special crisis management team set up by the law enforcement authorities in Banja Luka decided to impose a state of emergency which includes a ban on the work of all cafes and restaurants and on the sale of alcoholic beverages in shops on Saturday.

Alberta declares state of emergency as 88,000 flee wildfires

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of Alberta where firefighters on Wednesday continued battling a raging wildfire in the northern municipality of Fort McMurray.

France to seek state of emergency extension for summer sports events

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that the government will seek to extend a country-wide state of emergency for two months in order to secure the Euro 2016 football tournament and the Tour de France.

Tunisia extends nationwide state of emergency for three months

Tunisia has extended for three months a nationwide state of emergency first imposed in November, the presidency said in a statement on Tuesday.

Greek governor wants to declare state of emergency over migrants

The governor of Greece's Central Macedonia province has said he would like to declare a state of emergency over the thousands of migrants stranded in the region by closed borders.