Today's Quote: Erdogan and Death Penalty

Quotes | July 19, 2016, Tuesday // 10:46
Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Erdogan and Death Penalty Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to his supporters in front of his residence after a failed coup attempt, in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016. EPA/BGNES

"Today is there no capital punishment in America? In Russia? In China? In countries around the world? Only in European Union countries is there no capital punishment."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU leaders' move to warn against a suspension of his country's membership bid in case the death penalty is reintroduced.

Ankara abolished capital punishment in 2004, in line with EU requirements, as it had been granted candidate status a few years earlier.

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