Justice Minister of Turkey warns on possible results of new Anti-Terror Bill

Iran Materials 30 June 2006 15:54 (UTC +04:00)

(hurriyet.com.tr) - The new Anti-Terror Bill, which had been the subject of fierce debate after opponents claimed it could bring freedom to imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, was finally accepted yesterday by the Turkish Parliament. In a speech before the final debates on the bill, Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said "I wish we had not come before the parliament with such a draft. It is not a draft I am pleased with."

Cicek warned parliamentarians after the acceptance of the new Anti-Terror Bill about the use of force allowed by the bill, noting that even those who had accepted the bill were fearful of the misuse of the law against innonent members of society, reports Trend. Cicek also stressed that is security forces were not careful, a chasm could develop between the government and the people of the country as a result of the bill, noting that that was precisely the situation which would increase terror.