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Turkey refuses to modify anti-terrorism law | World War 4 Report

8.5.16

Turkey refuses to modify anti-terrorism law | World War 4 Report: Note: In rejecting the EU's request to change the law, Erdoğan said: "When Turkey is under attack from terrorist organizations and the powers that support them directly, or indirectly, the EU is telling us to change the law on terrorism... I'm sorry, we're going our way, you go yours." Rights groups say Turkey has used broad anti-terrorism powers to silence dissent, including detaining journalists and academics critical of the government. (Reuters) Dropping or modifying the law was demanded by activists after Turkey's peace deal with Kurdish guerillas announced last year; instead, the peace deal broke down amid mutual attacks between guerillas and security forces. Erdoğan has since called for the anti-terrorism law to be tightened, expanding the definition of "terrorism" to include anyone supporting "terrorism"—including legislators, academics, journalists or activists.


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