Egypt says Turkey not to meddle in its affairs

"I consider the (Turkish) statements inappropriate and I consider it interference in Egyptian internal affairs," presidential spokesman Ahmed Elmoslmany told reporters.

Egypt says Turkey not to meddle in its affairs

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt warned Turkey on Tuesday against interfering in its internal affairs following Ankara's condemnation of the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, which has reoriented diplomatic relations across the region.

"I consider the (Turkish) statements inappropriate and I consider it interference in Egyptian internal affairs," presidential spokesman Ahmed Elmoslmany told reporters in Cairo.

Last week, Egypt summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest about Ankara's statements on developments in Cairo.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has also condemned bloody clashes in Cairo between Republican Guard soldiers and pro-Mursi demonstrators in which 57 people were killed and many more injured.

"I clearly say to Ankara, it should respect Egyptian sovereignty and the will of the Egyptian people. Egypt did not interfere in what happened in Taksim Square," Elmoslmany said, referring to anti-government protests in Istanbul last month.

"Turkey has to understand it is speaking about a big country with a great history," he added.

Last Mod: 16 Temmuz 2013, 17:50
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