Armed intervention against Egyptian civilians is unacceptable, says President of Turkey

Published 14.08.2013 14:44
Updated 14.08.2013 14:49

Turkey's President Abdullah Gul said on Wednesday an armed intervention by Egyptian security forces against protesters in Cairo supporting ousted president Mohamed Mursi was "completely unacceptable".

"An armed intervention against civilian people who stage protests is unacceptable, regardless of its justification," Gul said in televised remarks, voicing fears Egypt's crisis could deteriorate into a situation similar to the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Turkey has emerged as one of the fiercest international critics of what it has called an "unacceptable coup" after Egypt's military ousted the elected Mursi.

SABAH and Agencies

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