Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Turkish legislation proposed

Turkey’s parliament has introduced a bill to grant immunity to soldiers involved in operations against designated “terrorist” groups. 
Also according to the draft bill produced by the defence ministry, an offence committed by the security services will be deemed a “military crime” and will be tried in a military court. 
The bill, introduced on Friday, will cover Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) personnel and civil servants “tasked within the battle against terrorism,” according to the Turkish Minute website.
It would seem that any move to shift criminal jurisdiction over offenses by military personnel to the civilian courts has come to a halt. 

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