Erdogan: Death penalty introduction a matter for parliament

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that parliament could discuss the implementation of the death penalty.

Responding to calls from supporters in Istanbul, Erdogan says that "it is a right in a democratic country that each demand be assessed, discussed and debated."

Such a debate could take place in parliament, Erdogan says, adding that "it is also not necessary to receive permission for it from somewhere."

Amnesty International and many politicans have warned against the introduction of the death penalty in Turkey.

Last update: Sat, 16/07/2016 - 21:34

More from World

85 dead in flood-battered southern Thailand as heavy rain persists

Flash floods in southern Thailand left 85 people dead and affected more 1.7 million others since December, the...

Some 180,000 Australian workers may call in sick on Friday

Some 180,000 Australian workers may call in sick on Friday to get a four-day weekend, costing the economy millions...

Trump will not release his tax returns, says Conway

US President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway told ABC News on...

Jammeh looted state coffers before leaving Gambia, say officials

Former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh emptied the country’s state coffers before relinquishing power, a member of the...

Trump invites Netanyahu to meeting as new settlement action weighed

US President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet him at the White House next...