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  4/18/2014, Nissan 18, 5774

Police State? Turkey Passes New Intelligence Law


Erdogan-controlled parliament approves law giving intel agency greater powers, making punishment of leaks harsher. The new law, which was passed by a parliament dominated by Erdogan's AKP party, allows Turkey's secret service to more easily eavesdrop and conduct foreign operations. It further gives top agents greater immunity from prosecution.