Kerry, DavutoÄŸlu discuss Egypt on phone

Kerry, DavutoÄŸlu discuss Egypt on phone
# 04 July 2013 22:26 (UTC +04:00)

DavutoÄŸlu outlined Turkey's position regarding the military takeover in the North African country to his American counterpart via phone conversation.

Earlier in the day DavutoÄŸlu described the ousting of President Morsi as unacceptable, branding the intervention of army as a “military coup” in contrast to the US and some European bodies, which refrained from using the word “coup.”

“A leader who came [to power] with the support of the people can only be removed through elections. It is unacceptable for democratically elected leaders, for whatever reason, to be toppled through illegal means, even a coup,” DavutoÄŸlu told reporters during a news briefing on Thursday.

Turkish foreign minister also joined a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan in Ä°stanbul to evaluate the latest developments in Egypt.

The US reacted cautiously to the Egyptian army's intervention in politics, avoided using coup in official statement released by the White House.

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