The President tells a huge anti-coup rally he supports moves to bring back the death penalty, which could see a clash with the EU.
The Turkish President has told a rally of a million supporters he would approve the return of the death penalty.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the huge crowd that had gathered to hear him speak after a failed coup that if Parliament votes to bring back capital punishment, he would back it.
The move could scupper proposals for Turkey to join the EU which has collectively agreed to call for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Council of Europe guidelines state that countries that join the EU are expected to commit themselves to moratoria and to ratify the 6th Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) committing them to permanent abolition.
SOURCES: Sky News/NewsNow