Turkish FM: reasonable transition period needed in Egypt

Davutoglu appeared in a press conference after attending the 47th Munich Security Conference.

Turkish FM: reasonable transition period needed in Egypt

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said a reasonable transition period was needed in Egypt that would allow political scene to take shape and political actors to ready themselves for a full fledged multi-party elections.

Davutoglu who appeared Saturday in a press conference after attending the 47th Munich Security Conference, said it was necessary to lay down the principles for an orderly transition period.

"Once these are laid down, it will be appropriate to schedule the elections to a reasonable further date. If a healthy election is to be held, political parties and actors should be allowed to make preparations. If new political parties are to be formed, time should be allowed. Such a dynamic multi-party election did not take place in Egypt in the near past. A reasonable duration needs to be allowed for that," said Davutoglu.

Davutoglu returned to Turkey on Saturday.

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