February 26, 2014 / 10:27 AM / in 4 years

Turkey's president approves law tightening grip on judiciary

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

Turkish President Abdullah Gul addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Burton/Pool

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

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