• Turkey mulls death penalty after failed coup attempt

    Turkey mulls death penalty after failed coup attempt

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would consider reinstating the death penalty after the failed attempt to overthrow his government.

    “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 said on Sunday, reacting to crowds in Istanbul calling for capital punishment.

    “We cannot delay this anymore because in this country, those who launch a coup will have to pay the price for it,” he […]

  • Buhari condemns coup in Turkey, congratulates Erdogan for surviving

    Buhari condemns coup in Turkey, congratulates Erdogan for surviving

    President Muhammadu Buhari has joined President Obama and other world leaders in vehemently condemning the abortive coup attempt in Turkey by a group of rebel army officers and men, which resulted in the reported death of more than 100 people.

    Reacting to the tragic events in Ankara, Istanbul and other centres, President Buhari said he was “deeply saddened by reports of a violent attempt to dismantle constitutional authority and disrupt the democratically elected government of Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey.”

    “The removal of […]