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Commenting article: Erdogan Pledges Support for Death Penalty at Last Turkey Anti-Coup Rally

Turkey is ready to reinstate the death penalty, given the people’s will, Turkish Presidet Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has reiterated.

“If the nation is demanding capital punishment, the decision will be taken by the national assembly. After [it does], the next steps to be taken are obvious,” the head of state has told a huge crowd on Istanbul’s Yenikapi square, where the final unity rally was staged, three weeks after the failed coup d’etat in Turkey.

Authorities estimate the number of people who attended at several million. State broadcaster TRT has been airing the event since the afternoon. 

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BULERICAN - 8 Aug 2016 // 11:54:36

It definitely is, it would be the final nail in the coffin burying any Turkish EU possibility. Thank God !

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Fr Jack Hackett - 8 Aug 2016 // 09:47:40

I would have thought that a reintroduction of the death penalty would be the kiss of death for Turkeys proposed EU membership

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