Turkish intelligence warns Morsi before military coup

Turkish politician Omer Celik said Turkish intelligence warned Morsi and his political allies before the coup, saying after the region started to look moving backwards

Turkish intelligence warns Morsi before military coup

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairman Omer Celik on Thursday said that the Head of Turkish Intelligence (MIT) Hakan Fidan visited to Egypt before the coup to warn ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Celik told the reporters that Turkey saw dangereous movements in the region before the Egypt's coup so they remained to some important meetings.

According to the Turkish media sources, the Head of Turkish Intelligence, Fidan gave suggestions Morsi government:

- Meeting wiith opposition groups should have raised.

- The foregin relations should be remained. If it possible, first visits should be taken place Iran or US.

- Economical attempts should be raised. Toursim may be used for this aim. 

- For political experience, Egyptiran bureaucrats can be sent to Turkey.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday Turkey was conducting "secret diplomacy" with Egypt to meet Mohamed Morsi.

"If effective and active policy is to talk to the current administration without talking to Morsi, we will not do that. But if active foreign policy is to use secret diplomacy, even right now we are conducting it," said Davutoglu told a televised interview.

He rejected accusations that Turkey has taken sides with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, saying "what matters is not Muslim Brotherhood for us, but rather the existence of a legitimate administration in Egypt."

"I am declaring for the first time that through our ambassador in Cairo, we made a proposal to one of the most effective figures in current administration. And they replied: 'Davutoglu is welcomed since Egypt is his second country, but we cannot let anybody talk to arrested leaders.' This would only help legitimizing the junta administration. There is no way we will go to Egypt and come back without meeting Morsi."

About a possible Turkish mediation to resolve the crisis in Egypt Davutoglu said "in the absence of contact between the sides, mediation is not possible."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 15:17