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Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would ask parliament to consider reintroducing the death penalty as a punishment for the plotters behind the July coup bid. “Our government will take this (proposal on capital punishment) to parliament. I am convinced that …

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Burkina Faso govt says it has thwarted coup plot

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | Burkina Faso said Friday it thwarted a “vast conspiracy” earlier this month by forces loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore, which aimed to seize power in the impoverished Sahel state. The plot called for attacking the presidential palace and detaining “certain authorities”, said Interior …

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Erdogan says Turkey will consider reinstating death penalty

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey would consider reinstating the death penalty after the attempted coup. “In democracies, decisions are made based on what the people say. I think our government will speak with the opposition and come to a decision,” he …

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