Erdogan: “We will not bow to the pressures”

Calling the hunger strike decisions from the members of pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) “blackmail and show” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Now the deputies are on hunger strike. Let them do whatever they want to do. We will not bow to the pressures.”

Commenting on Abdullah Ocalan’s, the ex-leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), house arrest disputes, Erdogan told, “He will serve his sentence where he has to. The place where he will serve his sentence does not change during our ruling term.”

Reminding about his statements concerning the death penalty Prime Minister said, “I explained at Indonesia that if it is necessary we may think about bringing back the death penalty in connection with crimes of terror. Because we don’t see the right of the state to forgive the killer granted for us. This right belongs to the victim’s family. The arrangements have to be done to this end. The death penalty exists in the US and China, Russia and Japan, for instance. These countries are the members of the Security Council. We have to reconsider our position.”

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