Turkey's president approves law tightening grip on judiciary

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 5:25 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul approved a law boosting government control over the appointment of judges and prosecutors, his office said on Wednesday.

The law, along with a regulation tightening control of the internet already approved by Gul, is seen by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's critics as an authoritarian response to a corruption inquiry shaking his government.

(Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz,; Writing by Daren Butler, Editing by Angus MacSwan)