Erdoğan says Turkish gov’t will discuss reintroduction of death penalty with opposition
AA photoPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed that the government will discuss with the opposition reintroducing the death penalty in Turkey, following the failed military coup attempt of July 15.
“Our government will discuss [the death penalty] with the opposition. My brothers, we know and hear your demand both as the government and the state,” Erdoğan said, addressing a crowd gathered in front of his residence in the Kısıklı neighborhood of Istanbul on July 17.
Speaking earlier on private broadcaster CNN Türk, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş had also suggested that politics could “not remain insensitive to social sensitivities,” adding that there was a “shared demand” on the issue of the death penalty following the failed coup.