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Turkey 'strongly condemns' Egypt killings
In a message on Twitter, Turkey's FM condemns a "massacre" by the Egyptian Army that left 42 supporters of ousted president Morsi killed during clashes before Egypt's Republican Guards
AFP , Monday 8 Jul 2013
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Ahmet Davutoglu
Ahmet Davutoglu (Photo: Reuters)

Turkey's foreign minister on Monday denounced the killing of 35 activists in Egypt who demonstrated against last week's military coup that unseated president Mohamed Morsi.

"I strongly condemn the massacre during the morning prayers on behalf of the fundamental values of humanity that we have defended," Ahmet Davutoglu wrote in a message on Twitter.

Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that 35 supporters were killed at dawn when security forces opened fire on them as they prayed.

The Islamist group's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for "an uprising by the great people of Egypt against those trying to steal their revolution with tanks."

Davutoglu called for a process of normalisation in Egypt that respects the will of the Egyptian people.

"Egypt is the hope for the rising calls for democracy in the Middle East and Turkey will always be in solidarity with the Egyptian people," he added.

On Friday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the military intervention as anti-democratic and chastised the West for failing to brand Morsi's ouster a coup.





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Samantha Criscione
08-07-2013 11:54am
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Not surprising since the Turkish government and Brotherhood are One
So without even bothering to respond to the Army's explanation that these people were a) armed and b) attacked first, trying to storm the headquarters -- and if the Ikhwan people were NOT armed, how did soldiers get wounded/killed? -- Turkey interferes in Egyptian affairs by supporting a terror organization that has openly called for civil war ("uprising"). Notice that Turkey expressed no concern about Brotherhood attacks on people all over Egypt -- e.g., Ikhwan's machine gun attack on residents of Cairo's El Manial neighborhood on Friday. And like the Brotherhood, Turkey demands Western intervention. Now I-do-not-take-sides Obama will join in, 'compelled' to denounce the unreasonable behavior of the Egyptian military (which, unlike other militaries, doesn't let armed terrorists attack its headquarters and murder its troops). -- Samantha Criscione
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Dr. Malek Towghi --USA
08-07-2013 11:41am
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Long live the Turks
LONG LIVE THE TURKS. (Malek Towghi, Ph.D., Liaison, Baluch Human Rights International.)
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