Erdogan expects parliament to restore capital punishment

The move that could terminate Ankara's bid to join the European Union

Afp March 18, 2017
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan PHOTO: REUTERS

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he expected parliament to approve restoring capital punishment after the April 16 referendum on expanding its powers, a move that could terminate Ankara's bid to join the EU.

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"The families of the martyrs, the heroes (of the failed July 15 coup) don't need to worry. I believe, God willing, that after the April 16 vote parliament will do the necessary concerning your demands for capital punishment," Erdogan said in a televised rally, adding he would then sign the bill into law "without hesitation".


Rex Minor | 4 years ago | Reply I pray that Turkey does not introduce capital punishment which defies Gods commandment. Rex Minor
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