Turkey's Gul hopes Egypt army power handover in short term

"We hope that Egypt will get through recent process stronger," Gul said.

Turkey's Gul hopes Egypt army power handover in short term

Turkish President Abdullah Gul said that the Egyptian army handled the recent process in Egypt by preventing more bloodshed, and added, "we believe that the Egyptian army will do its utmost to hand over the political power to a civilian government as soon as possible."

President Gul told reporters before his departure for Iran, "the whole Islam world has faced an extraordinary transition process lately. People are pioneering this process."

He said that Turkey considered Egypt as one of the most significant members of the Islam world and attached great importance to its relations with Egypt.

"We hope that Egypt will get through recent process stronger. We want Egyptian people to be happy and prosperous. Their happiness and prosperity depends on ensuring fundamental rights and freedoms, democracy, rule of law and economic transparency in their country. Egyptian army has handled the recent process in Egypt by preventing more bloodshed. We believe that the Egyptian army will do its utmost to hand over the political power to a civilian government as soon as possible," he said.

President Gul refused to talk about the arrests of former and current military officers over alleged coup plans known publicly as "Balyoz (Sledgehammer)" since judicial process has already been continuing.

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