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July 19, 2016 10:09 am

Turkish President Erdogan Describes Night of Coup, Contemplates Return of Death Penalty

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty. Photo: Wikipedia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a series of televised appearances overnight in which he disclosed dramatic details of his survival on the night of a failed coup and raised the specter of reintroducing the death penalty to punish conspirators.

He told U.S. broadcaster CNN he narrowly escaped death after coup plotters stormed the resort town of Marmaris where he was vacationing.

Read full story at The Associated Press.

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