Turkey to suspend European rights convention

Istanbul—Turkey said on Thursday it would suspend the European Convention on Human Rights during a state of emergency it declared to pursue the plotters of last week’s failed coup.
“Turkey will suspend the European Convention on Human Rights in so far as it does not conflict with its international obligations,” Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.
Turkey jails generals as concern grows over crackdown Kurtulmus said Turkey would take the step “just like France has done under Article 15 of the convention,” which allows signatory states to suspend certain rights during times of war or major public emergency.—Email

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