Turkish Government to Consider State of Emergency After Coup

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  • Lira falls to record low after S&P cuts ratings on coup affect
  • National Security Council, AK Party, cabinet to meet Wednesday

Turkey's Erdogan Expands Purge Across Country

A leading member of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party said Turkey could consider imposing “extraordinary measures” as top security officials met for the first time since Friday night’s thwarted coup. The lira fell to a record low after S&P Global Ratings downgraded the country’s debt.

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