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7th November 2023
Turkey: Member of parliament (MP) Kayıhan Pala of the Republican People’s Party has emphasised that e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) are being portrayed as harmless, despite potential health risks. Pala argued that these products might pose harm comparable to – if not greater than – traditional cigarettes, press reports.
30th May 2023
Turkey: The re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to a third term as president, while the People’s Alliance led by his Justice and Development (AKP) party secured a majority in Parliament, is unlikely to lead to any opportunity for a legal market in heated tobacco. In 2017, Parliament, led by the AKP, failed to pass a bill to legalise heat-not-burn tobacco products. However, in 2020 the AKP passed Law No. 2149/2020 banning the use and circulation of heated tobacco.
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