World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish prime minister's press office called on the interim government in Egypt to cease the bloody attacks on its own people, to conduct a fair and transparent investigation over the perpetrators of massacre, to set free Mohamed Morsi and all political detainees and to begin a genuine and an inclusive transitional period.
Regarding the deadly police dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins in Egyptian capital Cairo and Giza, Turkish Prime Ministry strongly condemned Wednesday's police assault on Egyptian people.
"It is a grave crime that the police fired on peaceful pro-democracy demonstrators. Deaths since June 30 are the responsibility of the interim government which seized the democratic and civil administration through a military coup," the press office said.
Stating that the bloody attack of security forces to civilian and peaceful protestors sabotaged the intentions of hope for return to democracy of brother Egypt country, the office stressed.
"This intervention revealed how the current administration's manner on transition to democracy. It is a worry for the peace of Egyptian people. It can clearly be seen that the international community has supported the military coup and encouraged the current administration for the attacks on Wednesday by remaining silent in front of the previous massacres instead of making a claim to democracy in Egypt and constitutional legality. The international community, especially UN Security Council and Arab League should start to move to stop that massacre."
The office reminded Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Security Council's permanent members separately and his call for a common attitude against a possible massacre.
GUL CALLS FOR COMMON SENSE
Turkish President Abdullah Gul called for "common sense", urging the release of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi, following Wednesday's deadly police move to disperse by force the major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and in Giza.
"What we have feared the most is happening in Egypt now. What is happening in Egypt today is unacceptable. Assault on protesters and civilians are unacceptable," said Gul. "No matter what reasons might be, these assaults might have grave consequences."
Gul expressed concerned that Egypt will sink into chaos if unrest continues in the country. He also called on Egyptian officials to release Morsi adding transparent and fair elections must be held immediately.
At least 163 people were killed and over 7,000 injured in the forcible dispersal of the two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and Giza, sources said.
But Mohamed al-Beltagi, a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Freedom and Justice Party, said more than 300 people had been killed in the dispersal of the sit-ins.
Supporters of Morsi have been camped out at Nahda Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya Square since he was ousted on July 3, demanding his reinstatement.
Gul was speaking at a press appearance in Istanbul prior to his departure for Azerbaijan where he is set to attend the 3rd summit meeting of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.
Member countries of the Cooperation Council including Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey will gather to discuss steps to be taken in the field of transport in the Azerbaijani city of Qebele, on August 15 and 16.Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ağustos 2013, 15:57