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Turkey: President asks Constitutional Court to annul part of new anti-terrorism law

On 3 August, the President requested the Constitutional Court to annul Articles 5 and 6 of the new anti-terrorism law. The articles impose heavy fines on owners and editors of publications allegedly containing “propaganda” on behalf of terrorist organizations and allow judges and prosecutors to suspend publications for 15 days to one month. The law was passed by the Parliament last June despite concerns about the broad definition of terrorism offences and other provisions affecting freedom of the media

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