World Bulletin / News Desk
Following the military coup in Egypt that ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, leading Turkish political parties have condemned the coup in a joint statement on Thurdsday.
Parliament's Human Rights Commission, which it composed of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and opposition Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), published a general denouncement about the Egypt military coup.
The Turkish political parties' statement highlighted that executions, torture, lengthy detentions, unjust arrests and many other human rights violations take place during times of coups.
The commission's statement says: "All interventions are against democracy, the law and human rights, the ruling power that was usurped by unauthorized powers should be given back to the [Egyptian] people."
Turkey's ruling party has explicitly condemned the incidents in Egypt. Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday described as unacceptable the army's ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, an intervention he labelled a military coup.
"You can only be removed from duty through elections, that is, the will of the people. It is unacceptable for a government, which has come to power through democratic elections, to be toppled through illicit means and even more, a military coup," Davutoglu told reporters.
Emphasizing on Turkey's support of democratic demands by Middle Eastern nations, Davutoglu said, "We have strongly supported the January 25 revolution of our fellow Egyptian friends."
Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party's leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said that staging military coups in the 21st century to shape society was unacceptable.
Kilicdaroglu said demands for freedom and democracy were increasing throughout the world. He called on the leaders in power to listen to the demands of their people saying "It is not acceptable in today's world to remain insensitive to demands, to ignore them and to say 'I have the majority of votes and can do what I want'." "I hope democracy and common sense will win in Egypt again. I hope Egypt will get back to democracy and a multi-party system"Last Mod: 05 Temmuz 2013, 12:04