Karzai says release of detainees is 'no concern' to US

Karzai said the release of 65 detainees considered by Washington to pose a security threat was "of no concern" to the U.S.

Karzai says release of detainees is 'no concern' to US

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Thursday the release of detainees considered by Washington to pose a security threat was "of no concern" to the United States, threatening to inflame already strained ties.

The Afghan government earlier released 65 detainees, who the U.S. military, which still has about 38,000 troops in the country, had said should be tried in Afghan courts.

"It is of no concern to the U.S., and I hope the U.S. will stop harassing Afghanistan's procedures and judicial authority," Karzai said at a press conference in the Turkish capital Ankara, after a meeting with President Abdullah Gul and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. 

Turkish president sees 'problems' in Internet law

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said he saw problems with a controversial bill that would tighten government control over the Internet.

Gul has around 10 more days to approve or veto the bill, which opponents say muzzles free speech.

Erdogan says the new law, which triggered street protests in Istanbul over the weekend, is essential to protecting privacy.

It would allow telecommunications authorities to block access to material within four hours without a prior court order.

"There are one or two problems. We are working on it," Gul told reporters at a press conference.

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