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Reuters: Erdogan says Turkey should not delay using capital punishment

July 17, 23:39 UTC+3 ANKARA
"We cannot ignore this demand," Turkey’s president was quoted as saying addressing his supporters in Istanbul
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ANKARA, July 17. /TASS/. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said there should no delay in using death penalty following an abortive coup attempt, Reuters said on Sunday.

"We cannot ignore this demand," he was quoted as saying addressing his supporters in Istanbul. He said the government will discuss the issue of capital punishment with opposition parties.

A state coup was attempted in Turkey overnight to July 16. Biggest clashes were reported from Ankara and Istanbul. Turkey’s leaders said later on Saturday the coup was crushed and the government regained control in the country. According to the latest reports, more than 290 people were killed and more than 1,400 were injured in clashes.

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