Ahmad Davudoglu: ‘Removal of Egyptian president by military coup is unacceptable’

Ahmad Davudoglu: ‘Removal of Egyptian president by military coup is unacceptable’
# 04 July 2013 13:44 (UTC +04:00)

Istanbul. Mais Alizadeh – APA. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu spoke about Turkey’s official position on the ongoing incidents in Egypt, APA reports quoting Turkish media. Davutoglu said it is not acceptable that an elected leader was deposed by a military coup.

Expressing concern about army’s interference in country’s governance, the minister demanded immediate release of the detained ex-president Mohammed Morsi and other state officials. Characterizing Egypt as a significant actor of not only the regional policy, but the world policy, Davutoglu noted the importance of holding transparent elections in a short time and unimpeded participation of all political forces in these elections.

‘We do not accept the claims on turning of ‘Arab Spring’ into ‘Arab Winter’. We will always support our eternal and fraternal Egyptian nation in all situations,’ said the minister.

‘I will evaluate the situation in details together with PM Rajap Tayyip Erdogan and thereafter make a statement,’ Davutoglu added.

He left the conference without answering journalists’ questions.

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