Erdogan: coup plotters could face death soon

Erdogan: coup plotters could face death soon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government intends to reintroduce the death penalty as a way of punishing those behind a failed mid-July coup, PressTV reports.

Erdogan said Saturday that the government would submit a proposal to parliament to revive the death penalty two years after the country abolished the capital punishment to accelerate its bid for joining the European Union.

“Our government will take this (proposal on capital punishment) to parliament. I am convinced that parliament will approve it, and when it comes back to me, I will ratify it,” Erdogan said in a ceremony to inaugurate a high-speed train station in the capital, Ankara.