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Turkey passes bill tightening control of judiciary: parliament source
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Member of parliament (MP) from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Ali Ihsan Kokturk's nose bleeds as MPs from the ruling AK Party (AKP) and CHP scuffle during a debate on a draft law which will give the government tighter control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, at a parliamentary session in Ankara early February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
Member of parliament (MP) from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Ali Ihsan Kokturk's nose bleeds as MPs from the ruling AK Party (AKP) and CHP scuffle during a debate on a draft law which will give the government tighter control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, at a parliamentary session in Ankara early February 15, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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ANKARA: Turkey's parliament on Saturday passed a contested bill tightening the government's control over the judiciary, a parliament source said.

The legislation was adopted after violent scuffles between ruling and opposition party lawmakers.

 
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Turkey's parliament on Saturday passed a contested bill tightening the government's control over the judiciary, a parliament source said.
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