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Preventing Financing Of Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction bill passed by Turkey 

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  • December 31, 2020
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Preventing Financing Of Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction bill passed by Turkey 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –Internatioanal Relations

In news 

  • The Turkish parliament passed a bill called “Preventing Financing of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction”.
  • It would increase the monitoring of civil society groups. 

Key takeaways 

  • The Bill was passed following the 2019 report on Turkey prepared by the intergovernmental body Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meant to fight money laundering and terror financing.
  • The bill consists of 43 articles and has made changes to seven laws on Turkey’s Law of Associations. 
  • It is meant to keep Turkey from being blacklisted by the Paris-based watchdog of terror financing.
  • The Bill gives the Turkish government the power to appoint trustees to NGOs, to suspend their activities, seize their assets and monitor their sources of funding.
  • Critics believe that it violates the provisions under the Turkish constitution since it interferes with the right to freedom of association.

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