25 April 2019:
Turkey to subsidise meat in effort to control prices
Turkey’s government is willing to provide up to 150 million liras ($25.4) in meat subsidies this year to curb price fluctuations, said a presidential decree published in the Official Gazette on Thursday.
The subsidies will cover price differences that occur as a result of sales and purchases of the Meat and Milk Institution. The institution has a regulating role in the livestock sector and is responsible of ensuring stable development of the national livestock industry by promoting livestock breeding.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is to issue a directive that will detail the conditions for the subsidy. Read the full article
3 February 2018
"Terror veto" introduced for public tenders
The Turkish parliament has passed into law a decree that allows intelligence personnel, police and
The change also absolves those making the reports from all legal responsibilities arising from them and makes it illegal to reveal their identities.
Özgür Özel, a deputy for the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), criticised the bill for giving effective immunity to those who might abuse it.
“What would someone who had never had any contact or link to a terrorist organisation do if they were banned from a public tender by a secret report?” he asked.
“What if an allegation were made, and this were done in order to interfere in a commercial matter?”
The change is the 43rd law or decree to alter Law 4734 on Public Tenders since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002. Source