Death Penalty in Turkey Not to Be Restored Despite Erdogan's Plan - Party

© AP Photo / Emrah GurelTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan right, wipes his tears during the funeral of Mustafa Cambaz, Erol and Abdullah Olcak, killed Friday while protesting the attempted coup against Turkey's government, in Istanbul, Sunday, July 17, 2016.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan right, wipes his tears during the funeral of Mustafa Cambaz, Erol and Abdullah Olcak, killed Friday while protesting the attempted coup against Turkey's government, in Istanbul, Sunday, July 17, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The death penalty will not be reinstated in Turkey despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowing to consider this option following the failed military coup, Isa Gambar, leader of Azerbaijan's main opposition party Musavat, told Sputnik on Monday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Early on Saturday, the Turkish authorities suppressed a military coup. On Sunday, Erdogan told crowds of supporters gathered outside his residence in Istanbul that parliament must consider the public demand for the death penalty to be applied in the case of the coup plotters.

"[Erdogan] said that all the signals coming from society must be considered. I think this is a tactical response. I am absolutely sure that the death penalty in Turkey will not be restored," Isa Gambar, who was acting president of Azerbaijan in the 1990s, said.

Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and Interior Minister Efkan Ala (LtoR) address a news conference, following an overnight attempted Turkish military coup, in Ankara, Turkey July 16, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The death penalty was abolished in Turkey in 2004.

Following the unsuccessful coup, the Turkish Interior Ministry sacked close to 9,000 personnel across the country, including members of the armed forces, from foot soldiers to commanders, as well as governors, military advisers, prosecutors and judges.

On Monday, at a joint news conference, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Turkey to respect democracy and human rights in its response to the failed coup.

Almost 300 people were killed and more than 1,400 wounded during the coup d'etat which saw warplanes fire on key government installations and tanks rolling into Ankara and Istanbul.

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