ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey does not plan to extend emergency rule beyond a period of three months following a failed coup, but will do so if necessary, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Saturday. "Our goal is that it shouldn't be extended, but if the need arises it may of course be extended," he said in an interview with the ATV television station. (Reporting by Daren Butler; writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Mark Heinrich)
A fast-moving wildfire that has already blackened some 11,000 acres (4,450 hectares) of drought-parched land northwest of Los Angeles was threatening some 1,000 structures on Saturday, fire officials said. "Because this is the fifth year of an ongoing drought we have a lot dry vegetation," Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby told a news conference.