Pedestrians in the central Kizilay district of Ankara, Turkey, walk by a campaign bus featuring the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 8, 2018, ahead of the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections. (AFP photo)
ANKARA, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The state of emergency may be lifted after the June 24 elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said late Thursday.
During a live broadcast on private broadcasters CNN Turk, Erdogan said the government will discuss the matter and review the state of emergency imposed following the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
"We will work on it after we establish a cabinet. The issue will not linger on for so long," he said.
On the structure of the new cabinet after the election, Erdogan said ministers could be appointed from outside parliament, however he never thought to form a "technocrat cabinet."
More details on the new government system will be explained in the last week of the election campaign, he added.
Turkey declared a state of emergency for the first time on July 20, 2016. On April 18 this year, the ongoing state of emergency was extended for three months for the seventh time.