Turkish President Abdullah Gul (C-R) and his wife Hayrunnisa (CL) arrive in the garden of the mausoleum of Turkish poet Gul Baba's tomb in Budapest on February 18, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / ATTILA KISBENEDEK)
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Turkey's president, Abdullah Gul, said Tuesday he had signed into force a controversial law voted in by the government that would tighten controls over web use.An opposition lawmaker earlier confirmed the planned amendments to aspects of the bill concerning some powers of Turkey's telecommunications authority.The Internet bill has sparked outrage both at home and abroad and fuelled concerns over the state of democracy in the EU-hopeful country under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The legislation came on top of moves to curb the judiciary and a government purge of police and prosecutors in the face of corruption probe that has targeted close Erdogan allies.
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