Friday, November 25, 2016

Erdogan tells EU he would sign death penalty law if parliament approves

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday warned the European Union he would sign a law bringing back the death penalty if it was approved by parliament.


"Democracy, it's respecting the people's will," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul. EU officials have repeatedly made clear that bringing back the death penalty would end Turkey's bid for membership, which sets abolishing capital punishment as a condition.
 [dailystar.com.lb/AFP]
25/11/16
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