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Turkish lawmakers to vote on bill critics say will strangle media

Despite international warnings and the opposition’s efforts to kill the controversial bill, the parliament is set to consider Turkey's latest restrictive press law. 
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An advisory body to the pan-European rights defender Council of Europe urged Turkey to withdraw its controversial press law, which the government is pushing through the parliament before looming elections. 

The legislation, dubbed the “disinformation law” and the “online censorship law,” has been fiercely criticized by Turkish and international media groups since its submission to parliament last May. 

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