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

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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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