Skip to comments.Turkey Tightens Restrictions on Sales of Alcohol
Posted on 05/25/2013 3:47:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Turkish Parliaments General Assembly adopted on Friday an alcohol bill proposed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), tightening restrictions on the sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages, the daily Hurriyet reported.
The approval came despite strong objections against the bill by the opposition on the grounds of personal freedom and respect for lifestyle choices. Secularist opponents accused the Islamic-rooted ruling party of gradually imposing an Islamic agenda on Turkey.
According to the bill, retailers will no longer be allowed to sell alcoholic beverages between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Advertising campaigns will be completely banned, such as promotions, sponsored activities, festivals and free giveaways. The only exception will be the international fairs aimed at international marketing of the alcoholic beverages, reported the Hurriyet.
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The Will of Allah
If I recall correctly, Kemal Ataturk died of cirrhosis of the liver. Oh, the irony.
Maybe the hashish lobby is behind this?
since you can buy it in Greece and smuggle it into Turkey.
Goodbye Efes. I hardly knew you.
What a relief! I thought they were talkin about Wild Turkey!
It’s because they’re all stoners. Pot or hash is cool in Muslim lands, and according to somebody I knew who worked in one of these countries, one of the reasons that they’re so unproductive is because they’re all stoned all the time.
Guess that’s why Barry wants to legalize marijuana everywhere. Keep them stoned, stupid and docile.
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