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20.03.2017

Juncker: The resumption of the death penalty will block Turkey's path to EU

Possible Turkey's decision to return the death penalty may hinder the country to join the European Union, it was declared by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

He stressed that Ankara's decision is tantamount to termination of negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU, RT reports with reference to the Hürriyet Daily News.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously confirmed that he would sign a law on the return of the death penalty, if he gets support in Parliament.

The question of the return of the death penalty is being discussed in Turkey after the attempted military coup in July in 2016. However, at the moment there have been no legislative initiatives on this issue in the parliament.

A source: LOOK

Author: Anton Nikitin

Tags: Turkey, Erdogan, execution, EU Policy