Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the government will soon submit a bill to Parliament to reinstate the death penalty amid calls..
Turkey's Erdogan vows to reinstate death penalty
- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he would approve the reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey "without any hesitation" as he drummed up support for the upcoming constitutional referendum.
"I believe, God willing, that after the April 16 vote, the parliament will do the necessary thing concerning your demands for capital punishment. As for me, I will approve it without any hesitation," he said at a Martyrs' Memorial Day rally, commemorating the Ottoman Empire's victory in the battle of Gallipoli in 1915.
"Who opened fire on their brothers in arms that night? Who attacked their own people with tanks and artillery, bombed the parliament, the presidential complex, and headquarters of the Special Forces? They are all busted. Our people should be at ease. Those murderers and their supporters will get the penalty they deserve," he said during the rally.
He went on to praise the actions of the Turkish people during the coup attempt, noting, that "thanks to the support of our people, we were able to push back the attempt and get rid of the putschists," the Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reports.(Excerpt) Read more at: rt.com ...
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