Morsi supporters chant 'thank you, Erdogan' in Alexandria
Supporters of the former president praise Turkish PM for opposing the military-backed ouster of Mohamed Morsi
Ahram Online, Sunday 21 Jul 2013
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi demonstrated at the Turkish consulate in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria chanting "thank you, Erdogan" in reference to recent support voiced by the Turkish government for Morsi.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week in an interview with a Turkish newspaper that "my president in Egypt is Morsi, because he was elected by the people."
Egypt's army deposed Morsi on 3 July after mass nationwide protests against the Islamist president. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, has been staging protests and sit-ins across Cairo and in several governorates opposing what they describe as a military coup against Egypt's first democratically-elected leader.
Egypt's presidency and foreign ministry have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Turkish remarks saying that they are "a clear intervention in internal Egyptian affairs."
Alexandria witnessed several pro-Morsi demonstrations on Sunday calling for Morsi's reinstatement.