We do not support the EU or the Turk Government but we admit that the Turkish Foreign Minister was correct in this case. EU has no right to dictate what each countries wants to have.
EU Has No Right to Blackmail Turkey Over Death Penalty Issue – FM
According to the Turkish foreign minister, the EU has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty.
ANKARA (Sputnik) — The European Union has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.
"Europe is not the owner of Turkey and we will not accept threats and being looked down on. If the EU has any questions, we are ready to discuss them," Cavusoglu told Haberturk.
Moreover, Turkey will replace a part of its ambassadors amid the investigation of the recent military coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Monday.
"There will be layoffs, including at the ambassadorial level," Cavusoglu told Haberturk.
EU CANNOT threaten us: Turkey's WARNING to Juncker after Europe's order on death penalty
TURKEY'S foreign minister has said the EU CANNOT threaten Turkey regarding the death penalty.
03:01, Tue, Jul 26, 2016
Mevlut Cavusoglu told Haberturk TV that Juncker should not look down on Turkey or think it can be ordered around.
The comments came in response to EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker who said if Turkey went forward with the death penalty there would be no hope for the country joining the EU.
Questioned Ankara's long-standing aspiration to join the EU, he said: "I believe that Turkey, in its current state, is not in a position to become a member any time soon and not even over a longer period.
He told French television France 2 that if Turkey reintroduces the death penalty - something the government has said it must consider, responding to calls from supporters at public rallies for the coup leaders to be executed - it would stop the EU accession process immediately.
Turkey abolished capital punishment in 2004, allowing it to open EU accession talks the following year, but the negotiations have made scant progress since then.
Erdogan has declared a state of emergency, which allows him to sign new laws without prior parliamentary approval and limit rights as he deems necessary. The government has said these steps are needed to root out supporters of the coup and won't infringe on the rights of ordinary Turks.
It comes as Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people, drawing fire from the European Union.
INTERNET SOURCE: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/693043/Turkey-warns-Juncker-after-order-from-EU-threatens-death-penalty