Turkey tightens control over judiciary

Written by on February 16, 2014 in Europe - No comments

Turkey’s parliament has approved a law giving the government more power over the council that appoints and oversees judges and prosecutors.

The opposition said the law will limit the judiciary’s independence. The bill still needs the president’s signature to become law.

Parliament passed the bill during an overnight session that sparked a brawl in which two lawmakers were injured.

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