Jul 03 2018

Death penalty on the agenda – Turkish government spokesman

Mahir Ünal, spokesperson for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said that the death penalty or chemical castration are on the agenda for child abusers, broadcaster CNNTürk reported.

“All punishment methods including the death penalty and castration are on the agenda,” he said at a press conderence.

“There are new precautions and regulations that educational institutions need to take. Legal precautions will be taken to protect our children.”

When parliament opened again in October, this would be one of the first issues to be discussed, Ünal said.

Child abuse is very much on the agenda, especially on social media, after a four-year-old girl disappeared and was found starved to death in the eastern province of Ağrı.

What was not on the agenda, however, was any type of early election, Ünal said. Some have speculated that the AKP want to bring forward local elections scheduled for March 31, 2019 in order to avoid the fallout of a possible economic crisis.