An 11-year-old schoolgirl said during an interview after receiving her first term report card that she wants to become the president of Turkey in order to change the constitution and reinstate the death penalty for coup plotters.
Apparently coached by her parents, the girl seemed to be affected by the political atmosphere in Turkey as she said that she would change the constitution to enable the execution of putschists even though new laws cannot be retroactively applied.
When she was asked how she would become president, the child said that first she wants to be a mukhtar or village/neighborhood head, then a mayor, deputy, minister, prime minister and finally the president.
Speaking to mukhtars in September during a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he was the chief mukhtar, controlling the entire country, an apparent confirmation of claims that he is seeking to take everything in Turkey under his control.
Nearly 18 million students in primary and secondary schools in Turkey received their first-term report cards and began their two-week winter semester break on Friday.