A series of controversial regulations placing limits on the sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages came into effect in Turkey on Monday, despite criticism from small shop owners.
A controversial law placing limits on the sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages in Turkey takes effect as of today (Sept. 9), despite ongoing criticism.
Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and the sale of alcohol near schools and places of worship will also be forbidden, according to the bill. The new law will go into effect at midnight before switching over to the times listed above thereafter. Critics say there will inevitably be violations of the new law.
Date created : 2013-09-09