Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will immediately approve the reinstatement of capital punishment after an upcoming constitutional referendum.

 

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“I believe, God willing, that after the April 16 vote, the parliament will do the necessary thing concerning your demands for capital punishment. As for me, I will approve it without any hesitation,” said Erdogan on a Saturday rally.

 

On April 16, Turkey will hold a referendum on the constitutional amendments, including giving executive powers to the president, currently a ceremonial post, and abolishing the office of the prime minister.

 

 

 

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