Turkey to continue border operations until all threats removed – Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged on Tuesday to continue security operations along all of Turkey’s borders until threats are completely removed. He also said that no-one has the right to criticize a new anti-terrorism law the government is drafting, Reuters reported. A state of emergency rule, which was put in place after a July 2016 coup attempt, expired last week. Opponents say the government’s new anti-terrorism bill, now being debated in parliament, will give Erdogan sweeping security powers. Since the failed coup, more than 150,000 civil servants have reportedly been purged and 77,000 people have been charged.