Erdogan breaks into tears over Beltagi's letter

Turkish PM Erdogan got very emotional when a letter written by leading Muslim Brotherhood leader Beltagi to his daughter, who was killed in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, was read out during a live broadcast

Erdogan breaks into tears over Beltagi's letter
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got very emotional when a letter which was written by leading Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi to his daughter, who was killed in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, was read out during a live broadcast.

On August 14, 17-year-old Asmaa was shot in the chest and back when security forces violently dispersed a six-week-old sit-in by anti-coup protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in eastern Cairo.

Erdogan said he had experienced similar things. He said he saw a note hung on his door from his daughter saying "Spend just one night with us." He said he did not have any time though as he was rushing.

"When Beltagi wrote this letter to his daughter, I saw my own children in his words," he said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 16:52
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