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Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency

Turkey has ended its 2 year state of emergency, which was first imposed after a failed coup on July 20, 2016.

The measure normally lasts three months but was extended seven times by the President Erdogan.

The state of emergency saw the detention of around 80,000 people and double the number sacked from public jobs.

Although alleged supporters of the coup were targeted, the Turkish government used emergency laws to crackdown particularly on Kurdish activists.

See more from AFP.