Monday, July 18, 2016

Merkel draws the line

Not at dictatorship, not at Islamism, but at the death penalty.

Merkel tells Erdogan death penalty "in no way" compatible with EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan today that Germany vehemently opposes the reinstatement of the death penalty in Turkey and that such a step would prevent Turkey becoming an EU member, a German government spokeswoman said.

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President Erdogan has said there could be no delay in using capital punishment after a failed coup attempt, adding the government would discuss it with opposition parties

Read the story.

It is Erdogan who is making the coup.

Those others just opened the door for him.

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