Aytug Atici, former MP of Turkey's opposition party, said he would only shave if country's state of emergency was lifted. It was.
Turkey’s two-year-long state of emergency comes to an end, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had pledged not to prolong it when it expires at midnight Wednesday. The decision has been welcomed.
Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin says the state of emergency is planned to be lifted on July 18, citing the statement by the country's President Erdogan.
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says the country's state of emergency that was put in place following the attempted coup in 2016 will be lifted on Monday.
The government imposed emergency rule in February to clamp down on unrest sparked by a planned development scheme for the capital Addis Ababa, which some fear will lead to land seizures in the nearby Oromiya region.
Critics say it is impossible to have fair elections under the state of emergency, even some international organisations demand a delay, but, Ankara points out that the 2017 French election was also held under the same circumstances.
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag accuses the European human rights organisation of "double standards," as France was not crticised for holding polls under a state of emergency in 2017.
"The United Nations report completely ignores the severe and multiple terrorist threats faced by Turkey," said a Turkish Foreign Ministry statement on Tuesday.
President Maithripala Sirisena made the decision amid fears that anti-Muslim attacks in a central Sri Lankan hill town could spread.
Ethiopia's demonstrations demanding wider freedoms began in late 2015 and spread into other parts of the country, leading to a months-long state of emergency that has since been lifted.
Weather experts said Gita was packing sustained winds of 275 kmh (170 mph) and was expected to intensify before making landfall.
Turkey's top security body, National Security Council, has recommended that government extend the state of emergency by three more months.
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