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Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan says he is ready to revive the death penalty-media

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Ankara — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would approve the possibility of reinstatement of the death penalty if Congress sent him a bill on the matter, broadcaster NTV said on Friday. Quoted.

Prime Minister Erdogan said over the weekend that he would consider withdrawing the 2004 abolition of the death penalty after the president raised issues related to the cause of the wildfire. His nationalist ally, Devlet Bacheli, supported the idea, saying that penalties should extend to terrorism, rape, and the killing of women.

"If necessary, we need to bring this back to the agenda and discuss it. We need to see the results of this discussion," Erdogan said.

"As I said before, if Congress makes such a decision as a result of the Ministry of Justice's work, I approve this decision," he added. (Report by Tuvan Gumrukcu, edited by Jonathan Spicer)