Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 25
By Atilla Caner – Trend:
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared his readiness to reinstate the death penalty.
“If the people of Turkey want and the country’s parliament decides to reinstate the death penalty, I am ready to approve this decision,” said Erdogan.
He was speaking in Istanbul at the ceremony of opening of a center named after Necmettin Erbakan, a Turkish politician, engineer, academic and the country’s former prime minister.
Turkey cancelled the death penalty in 2001. Reinstating the death penalty was discussed after the military coup attempt of July 15, 2016.
Earlier, Turkey’s Minister for the EU Affairs Omer Celik said that reinstating the death penalty in Turkey wasn’t put up for consideration by the country’s parliament.