World Bulletin / News Desk
Execution of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah is an unfair, unlawful and baseless decision, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.
Mollah convicted of alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan was executed at 22:01 pm Thursday night at Dhaka Central Jail.
"Justice, human rights and law have been trampled," Bozdag said.
Bozdag extended his condolences to the family of Mollah and Bangladeshi people.
Turkey is deeply saddened by the execution of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, said Turkish foreign ministry in a release on Friday.
The ministry strongly condemned the execution and said it caused indignation.
"Turkey exerted great efforts to prevent this sorrowful incident and we are concerned that it will increase the tension in Bangladesh," said the release.
Mollah was scheduled to be hanged midnight on Tuesday but an appeal judge granted him a last minute stay of execution when his lawyers demanded a review of his death sentence.
The Bangladeshi Supreme Court dismissed the appeal earlier on Thursday.