By Agence France-Presse
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday threatened to “chop off the heads” of traitors, in a speech marking the primary anniversary of the failed coup bid that aimed to oust him from energy.
“First of all we will chop off the heads of those traitors,” Erdogan instructed a rally in Istanbul, prompting cries from the crowds that capital punishment must be restored in Turkey.
Reaffirming earlier feedback, he vowed to signal any invoice handed by parliament to restore capital punishment in Turkey, a transfer that might successfully finish Ankara’s European Union membership ambitions.
“We are a state governed by rule of law. If it comes to me after parliament, I will sign it,” he stated.
Erdogan additionally stated the suspects being tried on suspicion of involvement within the failed coup ought to wear uniform clothes just like the infamous orange jumpsuits used at US navy prison at Guantanamo Bay.
“I spoke to the prime minister and… when they appear in court, let’s make them appear in uniform suits like in Guantanamo,” Erdogan stated.
An issue erupted final week when one suspect was seen going into courtroom with the phrase “hero” in massive letters in English on a T-shirt.
Erdogan was talking to tons of of 1000’s of supporters gathered on the bridge over the Bosphorus that noticed a number of the fiercest preventing on the evening of the July 15, 2016 tried coup.
“We paid a price … but there is no price for the independence and future we obtained in return for that sacrifice,” he stated, referring to the deaths of 249 individuals by the hands of the plotters.
He in the meantime lashed out at claims from the opposition that the federal government had foreknowledge of the coup and let it play out to its personal benefit in a so-called “controlled” putsch.
“This is a shame, this is an immorality,” Erdogan stated. “This is a disrespect, an insult to our people,” he added.(AFP)