World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkey banned alcohol advertising and increased restrictions on alcohol sales on Friday.
The sale of alcohol will be outlawed from 10 pm to 6 am. Alcohol producers will have to place health warnings on packaging.
The law, which needs presidential approval before coming into effect, also bans alcohol-producing companies from sponsoring events and venues where alcohol is sold and consumed can no longer openly display drinks.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government says it is not trying to limit people's freedoms but aims to bring Turkey, which wants to join the European Union, up to European standards by tightening restrictions on the sale of alcohol and protecting the young.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mayıs 2013, 13:26