Turkey opposed to coup against democracy in Egypt, says defense minister

Yilmaz said there was no doubt that what happened in Egypt was a coup, and that "No one can solve Egypt's ongoing problems for a century in one year."

Turkey opposed to coup against democracy in Egypt, says defense minister

Turkish National Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Wednesday Turkey was opposed to military coup against democracy in Egypt.

Yilmaz said there was no doubt that what happened in Egypt was a coup, and democracy shaped by demands of people was the only way for Egypt's salvation. 

"No one can solve Egypt's ongoing problems for a century in one year." said Yilmaz. "It is not right to tell whether the president is supported just by looking at the protesters who have taken to the streets."

Some countries assess the incidents in Egypt in line with their benefits while Turkey takes up the situation in terms of its principles, he added. 

Yilmaz expressed hope that Egypt would overcome the crisis in the country in the shortest possible time. 

Mass protests in Egypt began on June 30 calling for resignation of president Mohamed Morsi. Following the protests, unrest was ignited in the country. Morsi was toppled by the Egypt armed forces on July 3, and the army announced the suspension of the constitution. 

Egypt's head of constitutional court Adly Mansour was announced as the interim president and Hazem al-Beblawi was appointed as the interim prime minister.

Tens of people were killed and hundreds of people were injured during the protests. There is still tension in the county as unrest continues. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Temmuz 2013, 16:24
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