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Turkey urges UN Security Council to meet on Egypt

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Security Council to meet on Egypt; trial for Egypt's leaders

Turkey urges UN Security Council to meet on Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the United Nations Security Council to meet urgently to discuss the situation in Egypt where nearly 300 people were reported killed as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president.

Erdogan on Thursday also said Egypt's leaders should stand trial "in a fair and transparent way" for the police action he said amounted to a "massacre."

The Turkish leader also lashed out at Western nations and others for not speaking out against President Mohammed Morsi's ouster on July 3, saying they had "the blood of innocent children on their hands."

Erdogan's Islamic-rooted government, which had forged an alliance with Morsi, is an outspoken critic of the military intervention in Egypt.


Updated : 2021-02-28 00:36 GMT+08:00