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CHP: Security bill undermines rights in Turkey

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“The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has lodged a statement of opposition to the 15 articles of the new homeland security bill, saying that the penalty given for brandishing a sling is higher than the penalty of gun possession. … Continue reading

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Is Turkey Just Copying the EU in Increasing Police Powers?

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The Turkish government’s plans to widen police powers are facing growing criticism at home and abroad. The government claims the draft law would merely give Turkish police the same powers as their counterparts in EU countries. The reality is that … Continue reading

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