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Turkey Calls On Egypt To Repeal Mass Execution

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April 10, 2014 AT 5:12 AM
Turkish lawmakers called on Egypt's interim authorities to scrap plans to execute 529 supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who were sentenced to death last month. Turkey's parliament has released a joint appeal signed by the ruling Justice and Development Party, the main opposition Republican People's Party, the Nationalist Movement Party and the Peace and Democracy Party Wednesday, Xinhua reported Thursday. "It is obvious that death penalty sentences delivered for political reasons will hurt the consciences of all humanity, not only that of the Egyptian people," the Turkish parliament said.