Erdogan backs return of death penalty at vast Istanbul rally
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said a broad rally in Istanbul
he would agree to the return of the death penalty if supported by the Parliament and the public.
He was speaking to a crowd of at least a million people who had gathered in the largest Turkish city.
The rise of a failed military coup last month.
Erdogan also said that the state atone for all the supporters
of a man who lives in the United States debt Fethullah Gulen.
It blamed for the clergy by the Turkish government to try uprising. He denies any involvement.
Attended by religious figures and leaders of two of the three opposition parties march Turkey. Kurdish party was not invited.
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And more than 270 people killed in the events surrounding the July 15 coup attempt, which caused the fall of the government.
And he arrested thousands of alleged supporters of Mr. Gulen or dismissed from government jobs.
The Western countries is crucial in the face of the government of the coup. The European Union – which made Turkey applied to join – rejects the death penalty in the Member States.