ISTANBUL (Web Desk) – After successfully foiling the military coup, the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly decided to take full revenge from the rebels with the worst move of banning Islamic funerals for the soldiers involved in coup.
According to the details, Turkey has reportedly banned Islamic funerals for dead coup supporters and warned imams not to carry out the ceremonies.
Hundreds of people were killed in the apparent attempted coup last Friday which was crushed by the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Religious Affairs Directorate announced today that imams would not lead prayers for “pro-coup soldiers who targeted our nation”.
The state directly employees all of Turkey’s 75,000 imams.
Around 20 alleged coup supporters were killed during fighting. Around 240 other people also died in the violence, including 145 civilians.
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Critics of the Government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan have claimed that the ‘coup’ was either initiated by the state or allowed to happen in order to be used as mandate for purging the country of opponents of the president, the mirror reported.