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Turkish parliament removes 'filter item' in omnibus law

Turkish president had vetoed law that would have delayed installation of filters on thermal power plants

Emin Avundukluoğlu   | 05.12.2019
Turkish parliament removes 'filter item' in omnibus law

ANKARA 

Turkish parliament on Thursday removed an item in the omnibus law that would have delayed the installation of filters on thermal power plants. 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had vetoed the law on Monday due to environmental reasons.

The item in the omnibus law, approved by the parliament on Nov. 21, postponed the obligation to install filters on 15 thermal power plants that cause air pollution for the last 2.5 years and the regulation had been awaiting the president’s approval. 

It was the very first veto signed by Erdogan after Turkey switched to the presidential system in 2018.

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