Turkey's President Considers Bringing Back The Death Penalty
Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2004.By Stephanie Liebergen | July 17, 2016
After an attempted military coup, Turkey's president said he's considering bringing back the death penalty.
As part of its ongoing attempt to join the European Union, Turkey abolished the death penalty in 2004.
In 1987, Turkey applied to join the then-European Economic Community. The country was declared eligible to join the EU a decade later. A return of the death penalty would seemingly take that progress a step back, as abolition of the death penalty is a precondition to entering the EU.