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Turkey extends state of emergency by three months, deputy PM says

ANKARA, April 17 (Reuters) - Turkey extended its state of emergency on Monday by three months starting from Wednesday, its third such extension after a coup attempt last July, a deputy prime minister said. The decision came after the National Security Council advised extending it, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told reporters in a press conference in Ankara. (Reporting by Ece Toksabay, editing by Larry King)