Turkey: Taking the 11th Step toward Prohibition?

New tax hikes on alcohol and new rules for times of selling alcoholic products in Turkey are threatening the future of local tekels, or liquor stores, according to several store owners. The prohibition on when to sell alcohol does not affect bars, restaurants, or clubs. (Photo: Jonathan Lewis)

After a fruitless haggle over a bottle of whisky, Cevdet Yavuz reflects glumly on his prospects as another customer slips through his fingers and walks out the door.

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Alexander Christie-Miller is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Taking the 11th Step toward Prohibition?

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