Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday urged fair and free elections and shift to constitutional democracy in Egypt following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak after three decades in power.
"From this moment on, Egypt must hold fair and free elections and form a constitutional democracy without allowing chaos, instability and especially provocation," Erdogan said one day after the resignation of Mubarak.
Erdogan was one of the first world leaders to urge Mubarak to heed Egyptian people's demand for change after the anti-Mubarak protests broke out.
Erdogan said he made his call while everybody remained silent and turned a blind eye to the uprising in Egypt, adding, "I just made sincere recommendations just like a brother."
Erdogan went on saying, "now we share the joy, hope, excitement and jubilation of the Egyptian people."
Erdogan also repeated his call to the international community to help Egypt and Tunisia overcome their financial troubles.
"I believe that this transition process will end successfully and Egypt will get through it stronger," he added. "We have always wanted peace in Egypt and we will continue to support peace and stability in Egypt."
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