Erdogan blames Egypt junta with state terrorism

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that it is a state terrorism that is being carried out in Egypt.

Speaking at the “Ceremony of Urban Transformation” in Bursa, Turkish PM Erdogan reiterated his condemnation of military coup and the recent attacks on religious sites in Egypt.

“I strongly condemn all attacks targeting places of worship, no matter if it is a mosque or a church, since they are protected [sacred],” he told the crowd in Bursa.

Erdogan described as “brutal murderers” the perpetrators of the military coup and crackdown on peaceful protesters taking streets and squares in demand of democracy and asking for the return and “honour” of their votes as the Egyptian Army ousted the first democratically elected President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

“Those who staged the coup ignored the will of the people, and brutally killed their own citizens. State terrorism is being carried out in Egypt.” added Turkish PM.

Source and full story: Anadolu Agency, 17 August 2013

Tom Sullivan