World Bulletin/News Desk
Official sources with the Prime Ministry have denied claims that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reportedly rejected a request by Egypt's appointed vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, for a meeting.
“We have no such information,” said the sources, without further elaborating on whether any talks between Erdoğan and ElBaradei have taken place.
The Turkish Akşam daily said in a report published on Tuesday that ElBaradei had requested a meeting with Erdoğan but the prime minister refused. Erdoğan reportedly told his staff during the Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) Central Decision and Administration Board (MKYK) meeting on Monday that the army-backed interim government in Egypt wanted to “use us for their own legitimacy” but “we refused.”Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2013, 18:01