Ankara Authorities Ban Demonstrations for Month over Security Concerns

January 10, 2017, Tuesday @ 20:12 in World | Views: 84
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The authorities in the Turkish capital of Ankara have banned public gatherings for a month starting Tuesday, citing security concerns, after a controversial vote on the proposed presidential system, Sputnik News reported.
This comes a day after police dispersed a demonstration by Turkish opposition near the parliament in central Ankara against the government’s efforts to give more powers to the president.

Turkey has been a parliamentary republic since 1923. Earlier in the day, the national parliament voted to go ahead with debates on a bill that seeks to introduce an executive presidency amid accusations that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking absolute power.

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