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Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-05

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has indicated he may review a controversial bill restricting alcohol sales amid nationwide protests fuelled by discontent with the country's moderate Islamist government.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul has indicated that he might not approve a controversial bill restricting alcohol use and sales if he sees any contradiction with the Constitution.

Gul’s remarks came amid ongoing countrywide protests that have partly stemmed from reforms seen by some as limiting individual freedoms.

“If I see constitutional problems [in the bill], I will do what’s necessary,” Gul told the Confederation of Turkish Craftsmen and Tradesmen (TESK) head Bendevi Palandöken.

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Date created : 2013-06-05

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