A recent draft bill by a group of deputies from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) suggested increasing the cap on after-hour alcohol sale fines by three-fold. The drafted bill would allow sale of alcohol after 10 p.m. to be fined up to 320,000 liras.
Turkish security forces have reportedly killed a 20-year-old man for smuggling cigarettes in the southeastern province of Van. "Is death the punishment for buying two cartons of smuggled cigarettes from the border?” Görür's cousin Engin Görür told Duvar.
A truck accident in Turkey's northern province of Rize revealed that more than 20 tons of tea was being imported to the nation's capital of tea production. While a lawyer said he would file an official complaint about the imports, an opposition lawmaker presented parliamentary questions to the trade minister, inquiring about the source of the imports.