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The legislation amends the Code of Criminal Procedure (Ceza Muhakemesi Kanunu, Act No. 5271 (Dec. 4 2004, as last amended July 5, 2012), Turkish government website), as well as the Law on the Execution of Punitive and Security Measures (Ceza ve Güvenlik Tedbirlerinin Infazi Hakkinda Kanun, Law No. 5275 (Dec. 13, 2004, as amended through Aug. 8, 2011), Turkish government website). The change to article 202 of the Code on Criminal Procedure, adding a new paragraph 4, will allow suspects to "be able to use the language they feel serves the purpose of expressing themselves best when submitting their defense." (Amid Brawls, Parliament Endorses Law to Allow Kurdish in Courts, supra; Text of the Proposal, Republic of Turkey Ministry of Justice website (last visited Jan. 24, 2013). Expenses for courtroom translators are to be paid by the state. (Amid Brawls, Parliament Endorses Law to Allow Kurdish in Courts, supra.)
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Last updated: 01/25/2013