Erdogan will discuss use of death penalty with opposition parties

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells a crowd that he will discuss with opposition parties in parliament about the possibility of capital punishment for those who carried out the failed coup attempt.

"In a democracy, you cannot ignore the demands of people," he said earlier, referring to chants from supporters calling for the death penalty.

Capital punishment has not been used in Turkey since 1984 and was abolished in 2004.

Last update: Sun, 17/07/2016 - 19:24

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