Hate crime narrowly defined in Turkey’s democratization package

Turkey’s much-waited ‘democratization package’ contains a ‘narrow’ definition of hate crime by not including provisions for those targetted due to their sexual orientation and ethinic identity.

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“A person who bars the selling, handing over or renting movable goods or real property to a person; who prevents a person from using of certain service offered to the public; who bars employment; and who prevents a person from running a regular economic activity, because of hatred stemming from the difference of language, race, nationality, color, gender, disability, political views philosophical belief, religion or sect, will be sentenced to prison for a period of one to three years,” the amended article states.

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In this version, hate crimes do not include provisions for those targeted because of their sexual orientation or ethnic identity.

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