Turkey is temporarily suspending certain guarantees made in the European Convention on Human Rights, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus says, adding that this is similar to what France did after terrorist attacks.
Kurtulmus was quoted by Turkish media, including broadcaster NTV and Hurriyet daily, after a meeting with local journalists.
He cites article 15 of the treaty, allowing for "derogation in time of emergency," noting Turkey declared a state of emergency for three months following the coup attempt.
He says he hopes the state of emergency will last for up to six weeks.
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