World Bulletin / News Desk
On Thursday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan severely criticized the Western Governments stating "A day will come when Moses will come and the tyranny of these pharoahs will end" referring to the Egyptian government that came into power last month after a coup d'etat.
A press conference was held by Erdogan at Esenboga International Airport before his departure for Turkmenistan, Erdogan stated "democracy throughout the world would be questioned if the West would not take serious measures."
Erdogan condemned the incidents of Wednesday calling it 'a massacre' which claimed the lives of hundreds of people and added it was as the result of the military coup.
Erdogan stated and stressed "those who remain silent and indifferent to the massacre taking place in Egypt, are among the culprits".
He urged Western Governments to take measures and action against the bloodiest massacre which had taken place in Egypt since the military coup staged against democratically elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who was overthrown.
"The army responsible for the coup massacred those who wanted their votes to count in democracy. The West never stated what had taken place in Egypt publicly, although they they were confessing this in our private talks behind closed doors", Erdogan also stated, "The opposition against the military coup did not resort to violence, did not use weapons [...] The Egyptian people will gain their rights sooner or later. A day will come when Moses will come and the tyranny of these pharoahs will end"
Criticizing those who were responsible of the massacre, Erdogan underlined the fact that those who committed the bloodshed should stand in a fair and transparent.
Erdogan stressed they would continue to say what they believe in and said traps were continuously set upon the Islamic world, adding Turkey was also included in this.
"Therefore, let's not forget that nobody wants a powerful Turkey. Therefore, we need to be strong. First of all, we have to get along with each other despite our differences and to be in a state of solidarity," Erdogan stressed " Not only democracy but humanity is also being aimed at in Egypt. The army, soldiers, and police turning heavy weapons against its own people; slaughtering them" also continuing by stating "protestors protesting in the (Rabiatul Adawaiyya) square cannot be considered as a 'domestic issue'."
"The hopes of democratization did not fade with the coup, on the contrary it strenghtened it. The resistance of the Egyptian people, which has been lasting for months, should be commended," said Erdogan.
According to official figures from Egypt, the death toll from yesterday's massacre stands at 278, the figure announced by organizers of the sit-in, that security forces brutally dispersed, was as high as 2,600.
Early on Wednesday, security forces had moved in to disperse pro-Morsi demonstrators in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza's Nahda Square.
Thousands were injured during the violent dispersal of the two pro-Morsi sit-ins.
The move has sparked angry protests in provinces across the country, within several areas deadly clashes have and are being reported .Last Mod: 16 Ağustos 2013, 06:10