Erdogan has allowed the introduction of the death penalty in Turkey


Speaking on Sunday at the funeral of one of the victims during the attempted coup in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out a return of the death penalty for members of the rebellion. It is reported by CNN.

“We can’t ignore the demands of the people in a democracy is your right,” Erdogan said, Recalling that yesterday in Istanbul, a crowd chanted calls to restore the death penalty for trying to seize power.

Erdogan said that “this right should be assessed by the relevant authorities in accordance with the Constitution,” and admitted that the decision to impose the death penalty “can be made”.

“All government departments will be cleared from this virus,” added the Turkish leader.

On the eve of Erdogan addressed the residents of Istanbul, and the crowd called for the introduction of the death penalty for the participants of the coup attempt. Then the President told the audience that these requirements can be debated in Parliament.

Also yesterday, 16 July about the possibility of introducing the death penalty for members of the rebellion, Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim.

A group of soldiers attempted to make a state perevorot in Turkey on the night of 16 July. However, by morning, the rebels surrendered. 17 Ankara said the restoration of control over the country, the army said that the participants of the attempted coup neutralized. The number of detainees the military was already about 6 thousand people. Among them — the chief military adviser to Erdogan.

The arrests of the rebels in Turkey
To 6 thousand increase in the number of those arrested on suspicion of involvement in the coup in Turkey. The French foreign Ministry warned Ankara – rebellion attempt does not give Erdogan the right to conduct purges. Video: Channel

The arrests of the rebels in Turkey
To 6 thousand increase in the number of those arrested on suspicion of involvement in the coup in Turkey. The French foreign Ministry warned Ankara – rebellion attempt does not give Erdogan the right to conduct purges. Video: Channel