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Turkey's Erdogan says Morsi 'my president' in Egypt

Currently, my president in Egypt is Morsi because he was elected by the people, Turkish PM says

AFP , Sunday 14 Jul 2013
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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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15-07-2013 02:55am
Too Funny
Funny. The guy in Cairo who had thousands of people in Egypt's streets protesting against his blind and obstinate one-sided rule, is supported by the guy in Ankara who had thousands of people in Istanbul's streets protesting against his blind and obstinate one-sided rule. Same DNA.
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Micah Shapiro
16-07-2013 12:38pm
Erdogan is popular
What's funny is you are too ignorant to realize Erdogan still has an approval rating of well over half the country and is the most popular politician in Turkey today. Sometimes the silent majority aren't always on the street. The people on the street don't represent the majority, nor are they an alternative to the ballot box

Mahmoud Ahmed
14-07-2013 09:47pm
Double Standards
In February 2011, Erdogan called on Mubarak to leave for the will of millions who asked him to resign. In July 2013, he calls a bigger crowd of Egyptians asking for Morsi resignation a coup. This is what defines a double standards. We are happy in Egypt with the topple of a fascist regime that mismanaged Egypt politically and economically for a year.
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thomas azy
16-07-2013 08:45pm
Forgetting a detail, aren't we?
Mubarak was not elected fair and square, while Morsi was. "We" are happy in Egypt, as you say it, just goes to show who the fascist is. Turks have had a military dictatorship since 1908 and, believe me, following clueless dictatorship propagandists like you is not what they are ready to do.

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