Turkey concerned over plans to execute Mollah

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that they are closely monitoring the developments in Bangladesh; and the execution could further escalate the tension in the country.

Turkey concerned over plans to execute Mollah

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has stated that they are concerned over the possibility of Abdul Qader Mollah, a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party being executed in Bangladesh.

In a written statement issued today, the MFA has stated that they are closely monitoring the developments in Bangladesh; and the execution could further escalate the tension in the country.

Noting that this was not the way to heal old wounds or reach a social compromise, the statement concluded: "We sincerely hope that all sides in Bangladesh will act with common sense and take reasonable steps toward relieving the tension and achieving a social compromise. As always, Turkey will continue to stand by its friend and brother country Bangladesh."

After his hanging was delayed twice, Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the execution of a Jamaat-e Islami leader for killings, rapes and looting during the War of Independence in 1971, rejecting his request for a review of the death sentence. Mollah denies the charges.

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