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Erdoğan says will approve reinstatement of death penalty if passed by parliament

In a development that came as no surprise to anybody, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has brought the reinstatement of the death penalty back...

Turkish FM calls Saudi statements on Khashoggi murder ‘not satisfactory’

Following Saudi Arabia’s announcement that 11 people had been indicted that that authorities were seeking the death sentence for five of them in the...

AKP ally to introduce capital punishment bill to Turkish parliament in October

Ultranationalist Grand Unity Party (BBP) leader and deputy Mustafa Destici announced on Sunday that he would introduce a bill to parliament in October to...

CHP vice chair: More than 100,000 children reported missing in Turkey in 8 years

As media coverage of missing children in Turkey has recently increased, Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Vice Chairperson Gamze Akkuş İlgezdi announced data compiled by...

Erdoğan says Demirtaş deserving of death penalty for role in 2014 protest deaths

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a Sunday rally criticized jailed Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş, saying he would have approved...

PM Yıldırım says consensus should be sought for reinstatement of death penalty

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said a consensus needs to be reached among political parties for the reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey,...

Let’s not delay in reinstating death penalty, MHP leader says

Leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli has called on the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

Berlin won’t allow expat vote in Germany on reinstating death penalty in Turkey

Germany said on Friday it would not allow Turks in its territory to vote in any Turkish referendum on the reintroduction of the death...

PACE warns reinstatement of death penalty incompatible with CoE membership

General Rapporteur on abolition of the death penalty for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Yves Cruchten has said plans by...

EP President says very concerned about possible vote on reinstatement of death penalty

Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, on Monday expressed deep concerns about Turkey's possible plans to hold a public referendum on the reinstatement...

Erdoğan says doesn’t care if capital punishment torpedoes EU membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that he does not care if reinstating the death penalty ends Turkey's integration with the European Union,...

Erdoğan signals reinstatement of death penalty after referendum

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday that Parliament is expected to reinstate capital punishment after an April 16 referendum that will switch...

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Turkey’s judicial council rewards judges and prosecutors for their role in gov’t-led prosecutions: report

Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday named 11 judges and prosecutors, many of whom played critical roles in government-led prosecutions, as...

‘We have to take measures,’ says Erdoğan as opposition questions COVID death toll

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said his government was obliged to take measures in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 infections in the...

NATO’s reform plan to make veto more difficult likely to be blocked by Turkey

NATO-appointed experts on Wednesday presented to the foreign ministers of member countries a plan on reforming the alliance, including a proposal to make it...

Belgium’s highest criminal court will convene over Facebook posts insulting Gülen-linked residents

A court in Belgium on November 16 referred 14 Belgians of Turkish descent to the country's highest criminal court over Facebook comments targeting residents...

4 detained in police raid of Kurdish party branch, other locations in eastern Turkey

Four people were detained when Turkish police raided the provincial office of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and various other locations in the...
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