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Turkey’s State of Emergency Seen as Paving Way for Purge

In a move seen as paving the way for further purging of his opponents, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency in Turkey after a coup attempt Friday failed to topple him and his government. The state of emergency will be in place for a period of three months, Erdogan announced in a televised address late Wednesday night that followed marathon meetings, first with his national security council and later with his cabinet. Erdogan said the state of emergency’s...

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