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Turkish law amended on Free Speech to advance EU bid

The parliament in Turkey has altered a law to ease curbs on freedom of speech, in an attempt to advance the nation's bid for European Union membership.

The assembly in Ankara approved the changes to article 301 of the penal code, which has drawn criticism from the EU as hundreds of people were prosecuted for insulting Turkishness. The EU says it reserves the right to stop membership talks if Turkey fails to meet the bloc's standards for democracy.

Turkey is making positive steps towards EU membership and has started talks in six of 35 policy areas and completed one.

European Commission President Jose Barroso said the changes to article 301 were a step in the right direction during his recent visit to Ankara in April.

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