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Turkish government beefs up spies' powers

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan Reuters/Umit Bektas
By: Dorian Jones
4 min

The Turkish government is pushing through legislation extending the powers of the country's National Intelligence Agency (MIT). It’s the latest move by the government against what it claims is a "conspiracy" to overthrow it and fuels fears Turkey is moving towards authoritarianism. 

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