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Proposed Expansion of Turkish Police Powers Criticized

The European Union and human rights organizations say the Turkish government's proposed expansion of police powers are part of a dramatic shift toward an authoritarian state. The most controversial aspects of the draft law include allowing police to detain protesters simply on suspicion that they have committed a crime and giving security forces the right to use lethal force against demonstrators using petrol bombs. Emma Sinclair Webb of New York-based Human Rights Watch warns that...

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