1. UPSOT (Turkish) Ismail Kahraman, the President of Turkish Parliament: "A state of emergency has been declared nation-wide for 90 days starting from Thursday 21 July 2016, President Erdogan now has sweeping new powers in his fight against those who he believes conspired to overthrow him.All with the approval of a parliament that voted in its favor by 346 votes to 115.The state of emergency will give the government authority to bypass parliament and rule by decree.And will enable it to extend the time limit for detaining suspects without charge. FOLLOWING POINTS WILL APPEAR AS TEXT ON SCREENTHE Turkish government can also : - restrict print media and broadcasting - conduct searches of persons, vehicles or properties and confiscate potential evidence - ban demonstrations and impose curfews - restrict traffic and seal off certain areas - and control the transport on land, at sea and in the air. As a consequence, Ankara also decided to partially suspend its commitment to the European convention on human rights.And Turkey's deputy prime minister tried to best to ease human rights concerns.SOUNDBITE 5 - Mehmet Simsek, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister (man, English, 16 sec)"The standards of the European Court of Human Rights will be upheld. The European Court of Human Rights provides you with these exit clauses even with much lesser events. Single terrorist act usually sometimes is enough."He also guaranteed that, even if the state of emergency allows it, there would be no curfews.The government's commitment to democracy will be tested when the opposition Republican People's Party organizes a rally next weekend.

State of emergency grants Erdogan sweeping powers

With the declaration of a state of emergency, President Erdogan now has sweeping new powers in his fight against those who he believes conspired to overthrow him.