Erdogan talked about the extension of state of emergency and removal of Bharara.
President Erdogan said that “If the period of state of emergency expires, it will be extended again. There is nothing to stop this.’’ in a program he participated in TGRT Haber.
Erdogan said “If the period of state of emergency expires, it will be extended again. There is no impediment for doing this at that point. Does anyone get angry when France extends it? No. Since we need this, National Security Council, legally the extension authority, advises and Cabinet takes the decision about it, we will continue.”
The state of emergency was extended for the third time on January 19th after failed coup attempt on July 15th. This period will end on April 19th.
The Extradition of Gulen
When asked about extradition of Gulen, Erdogan said, “the fact that Bharara is taken from the post is one of the positive steps, but (staff) under Bharara is completely Bharara’s own team, and of course we now are expecting (them to be removed from the post). We do not see the steps taken about both FETO (Gulen) and Reza Zarrab as fair approaches. Seeing justice done is very important.”
Erdogan: Arresting Halkbank CEO is saddening
“For example, we do not regard the work done for the top official of Halkbank (Mehmet Hakan Atilla) as a fair approach. That is why arresting of deputy CEO of Halkbank, who has been in and out of the United States seven times, is really thought-provoking, saddening.”