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Turkey may seek reinstatement of death penalty punishment

ANI
Published : Feb 25, 2017, 10:56 am IST
Updated : Feb 25, 2017, 11:00 am IST

The death penalty was banned in Turkey in 2004.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: AP)
 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Photo: AP)

Moscow: Turkey may seek to reinstate death penalty on grounds of public demand, country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

According to Sputnik News, Erdogan said the government has been seeking to bring back capital punishment since the July 2015 coup attempt.

The death penalty was banned in Turkey in 2004.

The European Union officials, however, slammed the possible move, citing it would undermine Turkey's accession bid to the union.

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