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BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:07 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would approve “without any hesitation” the reinstatement of capital punishment in Turkey.

The comments were made at an event rallying support for the country’s upcoming referendum in Canakkale, Saturday.

Erdogan said “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.”

Erdogan began to explain why capital punishment was needed against those involved in the coup.

“Who opened fire on their own citizens that night? Who opened fire on their brothers in arms that night? Who attacked their own people with tanks and artillery, bombed the parliament, the presidential complex and headquarters of the Special Forces? They are all busted. Our people should be at ease. Those murderers and their supporters will get the penalty they deserve,” he said.

He then went onto say how the inspiration for capital punishment was for the families who had people killed in the coup attempt.

“Right now I have the families of martyrs and war veterans in front of me; you do not need to worry. I believe, God willing, that after the April 16 vote, the parliament will do the necessary thing concerning your demands for capital punishment,” he continued.

“As for me, I will approve it without any hesitation. What George says, what Hans says, what whoever says – will not be our concern. What our people say, what almighty God says – that will be our concern,” he added.

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Hope he makes sure to have that penalty for genocide and starting war.

And he will be first.

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Begin to apply it to yourself, Erdolf

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Exactly, this way he can be sentenced to death later for the massacres on the people of Bakur Kurdistan by even burning whole populations alive. After which the death penalty may be repelled again when Turkey becomes a democratic nation with a president called Öcalan.

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stupefying – erdolf is the next elvis
and if they hang him…
tough times ahead

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Well, dying on his “throne” (word often used for toilets here, LOL) during a violent diarrhoea crisis so violent that the anus and intestine go along with the crap and ends to follow by going out of his ass while he flushes the toilet would really fit him. It’d need William Burroughs to describe such a scene nearing one in the “Naked Lunch” Erdolf should REALLY learn about history (as ANY country leader should!). So he’d learn that it was king Louis XVI that instigated the guillotine as the mean to process to death penalty here… He lost his head… Read more »
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Well, I’m with him on this one. And I swear to all Saints, that’s a rare thing to happen. But if Turkey wants capital punishment, let them have it. Do in your country what you want, let the Dutch and Germans do what they want in theirs.

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However. Erdolf wants to abuse it. So…

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He already does. Many extrajudicial killings already.

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well, there’civilization, and there’s barbarism: either – or.
of cause, if the turds choose to be barbarians – like KSA, USA and the like – it’s up to them. there’s a long road to civilization, after all.

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Yes. But IMHO there are crimes that warrant it.

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In some ways, yes, but it’d drag us down to the same level those we condemn so… Moreover, life in jail has proved being a better deterrent for blood crimes and those wrongly executed were much too many in history. I just can stress the case of a young man from my area that spent 17 years in jail for nothing, being condemned for the murders of 2 8-9y old kids. 50 years ago, it would have been the guillotine for him… It ended that strangely, a well known serial killer had his job just 200-300m from the murder scene… Read more »
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Oh, sure. But I don’t think capital punishment is barbarism. It’s a political decision with pros and cons.

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I definitely want it for baby snatchers and IS.

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Kardeş, It will be in Turkey. For IS and for PKK either..

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I strongly support that law. Why anyone should feed the person convicted to ten times life imprisonment.