Interior Ministry, Civil Society to Discuss Changes to Controversial NGO Law

The Interior Ministry will discuss amendments to the controversial Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organizations next week, it said on Monday.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, a consultative meeting will take place next Monday following the requests by civil society organizations to amend the law.

Introduced in 2015, the law has drawn criticism by national and international organizations for allegedly suppressing freedom of speech and assembly by imposing restrictive requirements on NGOs.

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