After the Emine Bulut murder, which shocked the public, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan again touched on the death penalty theme and said: “If the parliament makes such decision, I will definitely approve it.”
In order to introduce death penalty, it is necessary to amend the Constitution. If the President gives such an order, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has enough seats in Parliament to submit it. However, in order for this proposal to be accepted by the Turkish Grand National Assembly (VNST) directly or subject to a referendum, the opposition must also support it. Meanwhile, in the ranks of the AKP there no complete unity of opinion. And the fact that Erdoğan, raising this topic not trying to mobilize the parliamentary faction of the AKP, interpreted as using the topic for political purposes.
After the Emine Bulut murder in Kırıkkale, with whom the ex-husband cracked down on the eyes of a ten-year-old daughter, the discussion about the introduction of the death penalty resumed. President Erdoğan, returning from Russia, told reporters: “I clearly say that I’m for the death penalty. You cut a woman with a knife and in front of her child. The child begs: “Mom, do not die.” Unhappy woman bleeding. And then some advocates of human rights appear who shout: “How can you wish the death penalty? There isn’t such a thing in Europe”. And, what, we will retreat from truth and justice, saying that in Europe this not accepted? Some US states have the death penalty. As in other countries of the world. Does life mean so little? They say that this is “contrary to human rights” and so on. If the Parliament discusses this issue and makes a decision, I will definitely approve it”.