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Turkey Set To Ban Late-Night Alcohol Sales

The Turkish parliament has approved controversial legislation to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol.

The Islamist-rooted ruling AK party says the law will protect the population, particularly young people, from the harmful effects of alcohol.

Critics say it is a new move to impose an Islamic agenda on a secular, though predominantly Muslim, country.

The law bans the sale of alcoholic drinks between 22:00 and 06:00 and bans producers from sponsoring events.

To take effect, the law must be signed by President Abdullah Gul, but the politician - a member of the ruling AKP - is expected to do so soon.

Source: BBC. Read full article. (link)

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