Turkey's President Calls For 3-Month State Of Emergency After Coup Attempt05:42
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads an emergency meeting of the National Security Council in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads an emergency meeting of the National Security Council in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Kayhan Ozer/Pool via AP)

Last night, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a three-month state of emergency, following last week’s failed coup attempt. The move allows Erdogan to act more quickly against those suspected of being involved in the plot.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was in Turkey during the recent coup attempt.

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Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She tweets @zeynep.

This segment aired on July 21, 2016.

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