Turkey's PM Erdogan greets his supporters as he is flanked by his wife upon arrival to Esenboga Airport in Ankara
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Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters as he is flanked by his wife Emine Erdogan upon arrival to Esenboga Airport in Ankara December 24, 2013.REUTERS/Umit Bektas
updated 2/18/2014 1:51:24 PM ET 2014-02-18T18:51:24

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday he had approved a new law tightening control of the Internet, in a move bolstering embattled Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan but raising concerns about free speech.

Gul said on his Twitter account he gave his approval after the government announced it would push through parliament an amendment of the new legislation in response to the president's concerns regarding two articles in the law.

(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Alison Williams)

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