Deputy PM Arinc: 'Egyptian democracy can be gained only by elections'

Referring to the Morsi trial in Egypt, Arinc says the democracy in Egypt can be gained only by the fair elections not via "artificial, accusing courts or closing a number of organizations."

Deputy PM Arinc: 'Egyptian democracy can be gained only by elections'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Deputy PM Bulent Arinc said on Monday that the Egyptian democracy could be gained only by the elections.

Speaking after the meeting of Council of Ministers, Deputy PM and government spokesman Arinc evaluated the trial of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader. 

"We want US Secretary of State John Kerry - who has visited Egypt so often in these days - and the other Western countries to know that democracy in Egypt can be gained only by the fair elections, not via artificial, accusing courts or closing a number of organizations" said Arinc.

Stating that there must be respect to the free will, Arinc said "Morsi will apparently be kept in prison. We hope this trial won't be a disgrace for the Egyptian justice."

Morsi who has spent the last 213 days in detention since his July 3 ouster by the military, made his first public appearance on Monday. 

Morsi's trial was adjourned to January 8, and police near High Court of Justice in Cairo stated clashes took place between anti and pro-Morsi protesters.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was ousted by the military on July 3 after only one year in office following large demonstrations against his presidency.


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