Ankara response to Washington’s reaction

Posted on August 24, 2013


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded yesterday to the reaction of the United States to Israel his critics he accused of having played a role in the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. “Why the United States are they a statement about this? The White House would not have mentioned it. If someone is talking about is Israel, “Erdogan said in a televised broadcast. On Tuesday, the Turkish leader accused Israel of having played a role in the overthrow July 3, with the support of the military, the Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi. “What they say about Egypt: that democracy should not be confused with the polls. Who is behind this? This is Israel, “he told a gathering of his party, the Party of Justice and Development Party (AKP), Erdogan often very critical of the Jewish state. “We hold the evidence,” he added, referring to remarks attributed to the Israeli Minister of Justice during a forum in France in 2011 by which the Muslim Brotherhood, which belongs M.Morsi might not be able to stay in power even if they won the election.
The White House has strongly rejected accusations Erdogan calling “aggressive, baseless and false.” For his part Mr Erdogan said yesterday that the statement from the White House had “upset”, adding that the attitude of Washington vis-à-vis one of its NATO allies, was “inappropriate.” M.Morsi was invested Egyptian first democratically elected president in June 2012, but it was overturned in July by the military backed by a wave of popular discontent.
The Turkish government from the AKP, led by Erdogan, who had developed friendships with M.Morsi and the Party of Justice and Development from the Muslim Brotherhood, called the dismissal of Morsi “coup d ‘ State “. For new leaders in Egypt statements by the Turkish Prime Minister is “no basis in reality” and “unacceptable for any fair and sane person.”
In Israel, an official in the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday “The Turkish Prime Minister’s comments are foolish.”

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