Minister: No talks on death penalty in Turkish parliament
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.7
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Reinstating the death penalty in Turkey hasn’t been put up for consideration by the country’s parliament, the TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s Minister for the EU Affairs Omer Celik as saying Sept.7.
The minister noted that for the present, Turkish parliament doesn’t plan to consider this issue.
Turkey cancelled the death penalty in 2001. Reinstating the death penalty was discussed after the military coup attempt in Turkey.
On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. Meanwhile, a group of servicemen announced about transition of power to them. However, the rebelling servicemen started to surrender July 16 and Turkish authorities said the coup attempt failed.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the death toll as a result of the military coup attempt stood at 246, excluding the coup plotters, and over 2,000 people were wounded.
Erdogan declared a three-month state of emergency in Turkey on July 20.
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