UN avoids using 'military coup' word

The UN avoided using the word 'coup' for what happened in Egypt despite the Egyptian army's seizure of government being found to not be rightful according to sources of the UN.

UN avoids using 'military coup' word

The UN avoided using the word 'coup' for what happened in Egypt despite the Egyptian army's seizure of government being found to not be rightful according to sources of the UN. 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reacted to the army's takeover of the government and asked the government to be transferred to civilians, said a statement after the military coup in Egypt. 

Although he condemned the fire opened on civilians and asked an independent commission to ascertain the perpetrators, Ban Ki-moon did not call the army's intervention as military coup.

Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Martin Nesirky answered journalists' questions about the incident in a press conference.

Asked why the UN did not describe what happened in Egypt as a military coup, Nesirky said, "I think the Secretary-General's statements about this issue are quite explicit. He doesn't approve the army's interference in state affairs and said the government should be given to civilians. This statement shows our attitude."

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Temmuz 2013, 15:24
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