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Turkey’s Erdogan says Morsi ‘my president’ in Egypt

Erdogan said Sunday that ousted Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was the only legitimate president of Egypt


Turkish supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi beat a portrait of Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with slippers during a protest outside the Egyptian embassy in Ankara on Saturday  AFP PHOTO ADEM ALTAN
Turkish supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi beat a portrait of Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with slippers during a protest outside the Egyptian embassy in Ankara on Saturday
AFP PHOTO ADEM ALTAN

AFP-  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that ousted Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was the only legitimate president of Egypt in an interview with a Turkish newspaper.

“Currently, my president in Egypt is Morsi because he was elected by the people,” he told the pro-government Today’s Zaman. “If we don’t judge the situation like that it is tantamount to ignoring the Egyptian people,” he added.

Erdogan, who is also leader of the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development party (AKP), which hold close ties with Morsi’s party, had already declared the ousting of the president in early July a “coup”.

 

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