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    According to the Turkish foreign minister, the EU has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — The European Union has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.

    "Europe is not the owner of Turkey and we will not accept threats and being looked down on. If the EU has any questions, we are ready to discuss them," Cavusoglu told Haberturk.

    Moreover, Turkey will replace a part of its ambassadors amid the investigation of the recent military coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.

    "There will be layoffs, including at the ambassadorial level," Cavusoglu told Haberturk.

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