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Alcohol law comes into force in Turkey

Tuesday, September 10
A law limiting alcohol sales comes into force in Turkey today, Hurriyet newspaper reported.

This means from 22:00 to 06:00 sales of alcoholic drinks will be prohibited in shops. During this period a ban on alcohol sales will apply on the territory of tourist sites in Turkey as well.

According to the newspaper, shops and companies that sell alcoholic drinks from 22:00 to 06:00 will be fined from between 30,000 to 146,000 lira.

The law was adopted by the Turkish parliament in May 2013. After its adoption there were several protests from residents in Turkey who considered that in this way the Government restricts the rights and freedom of citizens.

The official exchange rate for September 9 is 2.0630 TRY/USD.