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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Turkey Warns Saudis

ANKARA () -- Turkey on Wednesday warned Saudi Arabia not to execute any more Turks after four were beheaded under the country's strict sharia Islamic law for trying to smuggle in aphrodisiac drugs.

"To prevent the further deterioration of Turkish-Saudi Arabian relations, we hope and request that Saudi Arabia will act with prudence on this subject," foreign ministry spokesman Nurettin Nurkan said in a statement.

But earlier this week Saudi Arabia insisted executions would go ahead.