Turkey voices concern on Egypt situation

Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the removal of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi from office by the army and the suspension of the constitution have reached ‘an extremely sensitive and alarming stage’.

In a written statement the Ministry said Turkey supported the democratic transition in Egypt that began with the Revolution of the January 25 and stood by ‘the friendly and brotherly people of Egypt’ in their march towards democracy.

“We believe it is requisite that the current crisis must be overcome through a societal consensus to be achieved through an approach and dialogue that embrace and take the concerns and views of all segments of society into account. ” said the statement. ” It is not possible for any democratic country to comprehend nor to accept that an elected President is removed from office through undemocratic means other than elections.”

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