Turkey's president underlined on Wednesday importance of keeping the transition process in Egypt short.
President Abdullah Gul highlighted importance of Egypt's security, stability and being a strong friend and brother country.
"It is important to keep the transition process in Egypt short in line with wishes and longing of the Egyptian nation. However, the more wishes and demands of people are taken into consideration, the quicker an action is taken and the shorter the transition process lasts, the better everything will be," Gul said during a joint press conference with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in Ankara.
Gul said the recent developments in Muslim countries were not a surprise, and if those countries made reforms on their own will, everything would be better and in order.
"Unfortunately, the nation pioneers such reforms if leaders do not, and we are living in an era in which communication is free and technology enables unlimited communication," he said.
Gul said Turkey was closely monitoring developments in Egypt, and Turkey had historical, cultural and religious relations with Muslim nations.
"Therefore, it is our wish that these people be happy and enjoy high welfare standards," Gul said.
Gul also said Egypt and Egyptian people should get out the incidents stronger.
More than 100 people have died in protests since January 25, aimed at ending Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's 30-years of rule.
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