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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish lawmakers have approved a bill to amend the constitution, a move that paves the way for the trials of several pro-Kurdish and other legislators.
When parliament convened Friday in Ankara, more than two-thirds of the 550-seat assembly voted in favor of the government-backed bill.
It puts 138 lawmakers, the vast majority of them from two opposition parties, at risk of prosecution.