ANKARA – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan , “1 person, 2 people, 3 people, 4 people die while commiting violence against the police in Turkey, they turn the world upside down with Twitter and Facebook. On the other hand, 300 people died in Egypt up to now. 53 of them were killed while they were praying and the world stays silent. Why aren’t you speaking up? Come on, speak about this as well. There’s no point in being ambivalent.”
Erdoğan made a speech last night at 6th Traditional Ambassadors Iftar Dinner that Justice and Development Party’s External Affairs Presidency organizes each year. He spoke about the events in Egypt following the military coup and stated his belief that Egypt will take determined steps towards a civil government that gains strength from it’s public and constitutional law, and that is respectful towards human rights and freedom.
“Why aren’t you speaking up? Come on, speak about this as well. Where will you speak, if not here? Those people were shot while they were worshipping to God. That is the reason for our outcry, this injustice. Our outcry is towards those who do not respect their nation’s willpower. In this direction, we are all hoping for free and fair elections in Egypt in which the public can express their choice soon.”