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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the prison sentence given to Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik was not enough, daily Hurriyet has reported.
 
Erdoğan said the criminal should have been given the death penalty instead to ensure peace for the victims' family.
 
"I asked them, I was curious. How can someone who has killed 77 people be sentenced to 21 years in prison? I was told that he will not be out again, that something would be found at the end of the 21 years to keep him in for another 21 years," Erdoğan said.
 
"But how can I be sure of that?" Erdoğan asked. "Yes, the death penalty was removed from Europe, but has it left America, Japan and China? Then there is a justified cause for the death penalty to remain."
 
"I don't believe that [the victims' families] are in peace when someone who murdered 77 people can just walk around freely," Erdoğan said. "We have to re-check ourselves. We have to put ourselves on the scale of justice again, so that humanity could find peace."

November/09/2012

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lara ulusoy

11/11/2012 12:49:53 AM

Mara, I understood what you meant and I fully agree with every word you said. Maybe my way of putting it was not clear. My apologies.

lara ulusoy

11/10/2012 3:08:54 PM

Ryan James: No, He himself handed that right to the world. American American: Definitely not.

lara ulusoy

11/10/2012 5:08:39 AM

Ryan James: No... the mass murderer hands over that right to the world! American American: Definitely not!

mara mcglothin

11/10/2012 12:47:40 AM

LARA You obvious didn't understand my post. I was talking about the Lybian guy they let out of prison in England so he could go home and die of some terminal illness he had. He blew up many people, and then Ghaddafi welcomed him off the plane with a heroes celebration. This terrorist, NOT Ghaddafi should have been put to death in the first place and since when are criminals allowed to "die with dignity" That is just wrong.

american american

11/9/2012 10:22:19 PM

lara, are you implying breivik killed those children because he hated turkey?

john albay

11/9/2012 9:42:11 PM

he is right but the left wing bleeding heart green do gooders would never alow that. He is a mass murderer and should be hanged just like the terrorist leader of the PKK!

kerem atan

11/9/2012 9:13:40 PM

@nyob nyobb u probably wanted to say 'norwegian injustice' its a disgrace that the european countries are rewarding the mass murderers rather than punishing them.he will get away with what he has done to the innocent kids which is a big shame...

Ryan James

11/9/2012 8:54:48 PM

Who has a right to take a life? A politician?

DutchTurk JANICAR

11/9/2012 8:53:22 PM

Totally agree with PM. Yet Breivik killed 77 people, mostly youngsters. But a Norwegian homeless guy did none any harm. Yet Breivik has a much better life, no cold, enough food, medical care etc. So yes he should be executed as same for ocalan. A majority of people world wide wants the death penalty back for certain crimes, so do i.

Thessalonian

11/9/2012 8:41:24 PM

While I disagree with Mr. Erdogan's personal stance regarding capital punishment, I also disagree with the 21 year sentence given to a mass murderer. I think he should have been convicted to life with no possibility for parole due to the severity of his crime. Regards
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