Preventing Financing Of Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction bill passed by Turkey
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II –Internatioanal Relations
- 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.
- 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.