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Middle East turmoil if Egypt's Morsi executed: Turkish presidency

Reuters , Monday 18 May 2015
Mohammed Morsi
Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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Turkey's presidential spokesman said on Monday the Middle East would be thrown into turmoil if Egypt carried out its death sentences on former president Mohamed Morsi and other senior Islamists.

An Egyptian court on Sunday sought the death penalty for Morsi and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood, in connection with a mass jail-break in 2011. A final ruling is expected on June 2.

Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference in Ankara the sentences were a "breach of justice" and called on the international community to speak out more strongly against them.

"The subject demands universal attention. The execution orders and carrying them out will push the Middle East into turmoil," he said.

Turkey would work with the UN Human Rights Commission following the sentences, and take "all necessary steps", he added.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is a vocal supporter of Morsi and relations with Egypt have soured since he was ousted in 2013.

Diplomatic ties between the former regional allies were broken off after Erdogan repeatedly accused the new Egyptian government of carrying out a coup.

Speaking to Egypt's state news agency, an unnamed Egyptian official said Cairo was "unsurprised" by the comments.

"The current regime in Turkey is a reflection of the ideas of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood," the official added.

The Turkish government's backing for the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist groups across the Middle East has harmed Ankara's relations with other regional partners, including Saudi Arabia and Libya, since the Arab Spring erupted four years ago.

*The story was edited by Ahram Online 

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Truth Ankh Amon
19-05-2015 11:09am
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Turkish Fart
We know that the grass is greener in the other garden. Erdogan criticizes Egypt to hide the many many problems he has in Tukey. FREE OKJALAN FIRST you Turkish Moustache No1. Don't you think the Egyptian people are intelligent enough to judge by themselves and admit or not the judgement ? Who do you think you are ? The sultan ? Why don't you deal with your National problems that we all know ? Why don't you just shut up and wait quietly for your turn?
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Ahmed M Ibrahim
19-05-2015 09:35am
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Execution
If the execution of such a popular Prime Minister like Adnan Menderes could not throw the region into turmoil, how could a jail breaker's execution could cause such turmoil? Moreover what is the guarantee that he will not escape from jail, if given a sentence of rigorous imprisonment?
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SAWSAN MOSTAFA ALI
19-05-2015 09:05am
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MORSI
IF HE IS GUILTY, HE WILL BE EXECUTED. BE SURE OF THAT.NO ONE HERE IS ABOVE LAW. AND EVERY ONE WHO MADE CRIMES AGAINST EGYPT AND ITS PEOPLE WILL BE IN THE HANDS OF JUSTICE.
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Margaret
19-05-2015 07:37am
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Middle East thrown into turmoil
Wow! That'll make a difference.
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Allen
18-05-2015 09:22pm
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As expected this is what one expects from a terrorist Erdogan.
Intimidation interference, and threats... All his fellow terrorists are facing their demise and he knows he is next. So far Turks have not shown the courage Egyptians have to clean out terror.
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