TURKEY: ERDOGAN SAYS COULD HOLD REFERENDUM ON DEATH PENALTY
April 16, 2017:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could hold a referendum on reinstating the death penalty, after claiming victory in the vote on a new constitution that gives him greater powers, reported AFP. (Sources: FOCUS News Agency, 17/04/2017)
"If it (a parliament bill) comes in front of me, I will approve it. But if there isn't support (from the opposition in parliament)... then what shall we do? Then we could have another referendum for that," Erdogan said in a televised speech in Istanbul, referring to capital punishment, as supporters chanted for its reintroduction.