Turkish parliament holds extraordinary session

ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish parliament convened Saturday for an extraordinary session in the aftermath of the attempted coup Friday night.

“What is necessary will be done and [the perpetrators] will be punished in the heaviest manner,” Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman said in a speech opening the session.

He also expressed his belief that public order would be restored soon.

Kahraman said a joint declaration by all four parties in parliament – the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) – would be read out soon.

More to follow.